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Advances in hybrid imaging are poised to take center stage at the European Molecular Imaging Meeting in Turin, Italy, at the end of this month. Dr. Fabian Kiessling, a radiologist who has made the switch from clinical practice to molecular medicine, is organizing a workshop on hybrid imaging, and we asked him to outline the main themes and discussion points. To read more, go to your Molecular Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT has started in Berlin, and among the scientific highlights is new research from Hannover, Germany, about an established treatment for cancer patients that can offer a novel therapeutic approach to decrease inflammation in the atherosclerotic plaques of patients with cardiovascular disease. Get the story here.

In another study being presented at this week's meeting, U.S. researchers are proposing a new protocol for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) that would result in significant cost savings, less radiation exposure for patients, and total test time reduced from three hours to approximately one hour. Findings from the retrospective study that evaluated more than 24,000 patients over six years potentially could eliminate the need for imaging in 6% of the 9 million SPECT MPI studies performed annually in the U.S. Find out more here.

Radiation can cause DNA damage that, if it doesn't kill the cell and isn't repaired, results in a population of mutated cells, and these abnormal cells may eventually give rise to clinical cancer, according to a U.K. expert. But it's now viable to estimate the risk of second cancer induction due to radiation. Discover more here.

Dutch researchers have found that changes in F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) uptake on PET during early radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy are a strong indicator of the long-term outcomes of head and neck cancer patients. They have published their findings in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Click here to learn more.

This is only a small selection of articles that have appeared recently in your Molecular Imaging Digital Community. For the full list, see below.

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