Search Tag: PET

Health Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

2017 14 Apr

Find British Institute of Radiology (BIR) on Social Media    Read more

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

Study: Reduced PET Tracer, More Scans

2015 03 Nov

Latest advances in PET scanning technology make it possible to reduce radiation dose for both patients and medical staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. A recent study by scientists at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester... Read more

IMAGING Management

Multimodality Imaging of the Heart: Is More Better?

2015 04 Oct

In most patients who are referred for work-up of suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) by non-invasive cardiac imaging, one single imaging technique is often adequate, according to an article appearing in the journal Cor et Vasa, published by the Czech Society of Cardiology. For instance, MRI is able to provide information about morphology... Read more

IMAGING Management

Full-Body PET Scan Can Detect Blood Clots: Animal Study

2015 21 Sep

A new radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has allowed researchers to perform full-body scans to locate hidden blood clots in an animal model, according to a report that will appear in the October issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Finding the location and composition of clots... Read more