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Executive Health Management

Nuclear Cardiology: Molecular Insights into the Heart

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine.    What... Read more

IMAGING Management

Nuclear Stress Test Identifies Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

2019 08 Jul

Nuclear stress tests reveal an increased risk of cardiac-related deaths in patients with diabetes, a new study in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging confirms.     Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) uses radioisotopes and a special camera to capture how efficiently blood is flowing through the heart under stress.... Read more

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PET/CT Detects Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Sleep Apnoea Patients

2019 26 Jun

Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting draws a strong link between severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and impaired coronary flow reserve, which is an early sign of the heart disease atherosclerosis. Using 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers... Read more

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Outside the box: imaging quantum leap 'sees' deeper into live organs

2019 21 May

Using a unique approach, scientists have created a new biomedical imaging contrast agent to help in "seeing" deeper into live tissue, opening the way for exponential advancements in optical imaging technology. The research is the result of an international collaboration between Fudan University in China and the University of Technology Sydney... Read more

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Direct patient-radiologist communication: online patient portal

2019 17 Apr

The radiologist has always been considered the "doctor's doctor," advising referring clinicians. Recently there has been a shift in the care continue thrusting radiologists onto centre stage where they serve patients directly. The new norm in radiology is in the approach of patient-centred care . Physicians and healthcare providers 'team up' with... Read more

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New power of diagnostic imaging: PET/MRI predicts cardiovascular inflammation in arteries

2019 26 Mar

Using advanced PET/MRI technology, researchers at the CNIC have detected arterial inflammation in regions that have yet to develop atherosclerotic plaques Using advanced PET/MRI technology, researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have detected arterial inflammation in regions that have yet to develop... Read more

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#ECR2019: 5 year success EuroSafe Imaging

2019 06 Mar

EuroSafe Imaging celebrated 5 years of success in it’s mission to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe following a holistic, inclusive approach with a dedicated series of sessions, activities and events during this year’s European Congress of Radiology . The flagship initiative created by the European Society of... Read more

ICU Management

Imaging and intensive care medicine

2019 24 Jan

An evolving partnership A major evolution is underway involving critical care and imaging.  The intensive care patient population is changing. Increasingly intensive care units (ICUs) are treating older patients, with more comorbidities, and variable prognosis, at a time when family expectations are different and often with higher expectations... Read more

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PET method discriminates Alzheimer's from other brain disorders

2018 20 Sep

New research finds that, among patients with established diagnoses at a memory disorder clinic, [18F]flortaucipir positron emission tomography (PET) was able to discriminate Alzheimer's disease from other neurodegenerative diseases. The accuracy and potential utility of this test in patient care require further research in clinically more representative... Read more

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Precision Imaging with PET/MRI

2017 08 Aug

Newer targeted PET tracers have been developed that target disease-specific biomarkers, and allow accurate and sensitive detection of disease. Combined with the superior capabilities of MR imaging to evaluate soft tissue, precision imaging with PET/MRI can change the diagnosis and treatment, says an article in press in the journal PET Clinics. "With... Read more