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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

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PET Imaging of Atherosclerosis

2017 19 Jun

A new study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows a hybrid molecular imaging system uniting three imaging modalities to map the composition of dangerous arterial plaques before they rupture and induce a major cardiac event.The imaging system has been developed by Stanford University... Read more

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SNMMI Image of the Year: PET and Optical Imaging

2017 17 Jun

Image-guided surgery for the removal of lymph node metastases can have a significant impact on outcomes in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The research was presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Researchers demonstrated that dual-labeled PSMA-inhibitors based on PSMA-11 enhance... Read more

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Preclinical Imaging in the Era of Personalised Medicine

2017 07 May

Identification of the genetic basis of the therapeutic response obtained in mice models is important for patient stratification in clinical trials. Technological advances in molecular imaging will have a large impact on personalised medicine, and make animal reduction and refinement possible during experimentation   In recent years, many advances have... Read more

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Simultaneous PET/MR Imaging - Key Benefits

2017 18 Apr

Integrated PET/MR imaging scanners capable of simultaneous data acquisition are now available for human use. A report published by Ciprian Catana, MD, PhD (Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging) says the synergistic use of the simultaneously acquired datasets is expected to benefit numerous research and clinical applications.See Also:... Read more

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PET/CT for the General Radiologist Organised by the BIR Scottish Branch

2017 14 Apr

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Insomnia Affects Activity in Specific Brain Regions

2016 25 Oct

  According to a study published in the journal SLEEP by Kay and colleagues, specific brain regions show altered patterns of activity in patients with insomnia when compared to individuals without the condition.   There is a very large body of research devoted to exploring the psychological and behavioural processes of insomnia, which however very... Read more

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PACIFIC Trial: Comparing Non-Invasive Coronary Artery Imaging

2016 29 Aug

To date, little evidence existed as to which non-invasive diagnostic test works best for patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). There is no consensus as such about the choice of non-invasive imaging modality and both European and U.S. guidelines do not advocate one test over another. Now, findings from the PACIFIC trial presented at... Read more

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PET Tomo Helps Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Avoid Chemo

2016 26 Jun

Research on 1,200 patients in the UK, European and Australia has found that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans can spare patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma the serious side effects of chemotherapy. The study, led by Peter Johnson, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Southampton, and published in the New England... Read more