Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss
3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification
December 6, 2017 -- Low-cost, 3D-printed kidney phantoms provide shape-specific details that improve the quantification of SPECT/CT scans, according to a study from Würzburg, Germany, published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET/CT, MRI foretell developing neurofibromas
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Researchers from Spain are following the adage "forewarned is forearmed" by using PET/CT and MRI to predict which lesions could progress to malignant neurofibromas. They presented their findings on Sunday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Dutch radiologists welcome EU vote on EMA relocation
November 20, 2017 -- After a dramatic day of twists and turns and three rounds of voting on 20 November, the European Union (EU) chose Amsterdam as the new home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Dutch radiologists are welcoming the decision to relocate 900 staff from London to Amsterdam.  Discuss
PET aids prostate cancer detection, therapy plans
November 2, 2017 -- Austrian and U.S. researchers have increased the detection of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy by using PET imaging with a novel gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen conjugated ligand. They published their study in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Audits gain popularity but require positive attitude
November 2, 2017 -- When implemented in a meaningful way, clinical audits achieve results and can be of great value when it comes to making more effective use of technology, according to the findings of a new U.K. survey about the use of PET/CT.  Discuss
PET, EEG show treatment effectiveness in comatose patient
November 1, 2017 -- Imagine being able to restore consciousness to a patient who has been comatose for 15 years. French researchers succeeded in accomplishing that goal, with the help of PET and electroencephalography (EEG) to confirm the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation, according to a study published online in Current Biology.  Discuss
Metastasis or incidental finding? Cardiac MRI gives answers
October 25, 2017 -- Cardiac FDG uptake in oncological PET/CT must not be ignored, and MRI is a useful technique for evaluation of complex cases and can help to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions, according to new research from Turkey and the U.K.  Discuss
Champagne and PET/MRI: Why they're so similar
September 19, 2017 -- PET/MRI and champagne have a lot in common. On the face of it, both are expensive and even exclusive, befitting the "rich and famous." Read more about the similarities between PET/MRI and champagne in a guest editorial by Thomas Beyer, PhD, and Dr. Vicky Goh.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT contributes to anal cancer follow-up
September 15, 2017 -- Given its high sensitivity and negative predictive value, French researchers are promoting FDG-PET/CT for its ability to assess response to treatment and redirect therapy for patients with recurrent or progressive anal cancer, in a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss