Groups tout value of nuclear medicine to Congress
Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging advocates held a virtual briefing with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI selects Wagner-Torizuka fellowship winners SNMMI updates ventilation study guidance MITA opposes new bill on repairing medical devices MITA recommends actions to prepare for next pandemic Amyloid-PET advocates take their case to Congress Groups urge passage of radiopharmaceutical bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19 Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging PET/CT could be useful for diagnosing fever PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET/MRI improves lesion detection, reduces radiation exposure
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A single-center observational study of more than 1,000 oncological examinations has demonstrated that positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) facilitates cancer staging as well as PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) and improves lesion detectability in select cancers, potentially helping to promote fast, efficient local and whole-body staging in one step. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET agent shows promise for imaging lung inflammation
An experimental PET imaging agent shows promise for imaging inflammation in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19 Dual-phase technique improves PET/CT brain tumor imaging PET/CT could be useful for diagnosing fever (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI selects Wagner-Torizuka fellowship winners
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has selected...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19 SNMMI updates ventilation study guidance U.S. government awards SNMMI $750K grant SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI taps leaders for 2020-2021 year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stanford doctors slam Atlas for coronavirus views
A group of physicians from Stanford Medicine has authored an open letter criticizing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19 Medical imaging shrinks during the COVID-19 tidal wave Radiologist scrutinized for 'herd immunity' COVID theory Topol blasts FDA chief Hahn on blood plasma approval VA investigates COVID-19 staff exposure in Oregon (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RadioMedix, Curium win FDA clearance for Detectnet
Biotechnology firm RadioMedix and global nuclear medicine firm Curium have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors RadioMedix, Curium file NDA for PET agent RadioMedix lands $2M grant from NCI FDA to fast track RadioMedix, Curium PET agent RadioMedix, Curium ink deal on new PET agent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19
It's no secret COVID-19 has disrupted nuclear medicine clinical practice, research,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medical imaging shrinks during the COVID-19 tidal wave Radiography has key role on front lines of COVID-19 AHRA: Multimodality technologists could shape radiology's future Practices can 'recover wisely' from COVID-19 Report: I-123 shortages force Australia to charter flights (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI updates ventilation study guidance
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has updated its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. government awards SNMMI $750K grant Imaging organizations lobby for more COVID-19 relief SNMMI 2020: AI analysis of PET could help classify prostate cancer SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA reports reduced half-year revenues
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) reported reduced revenues...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA appoints nonexecutive directors IBA secures Indonesian contract IBA sells part of dosimetry unit IBA and CAMH partner to build nuclear medicine program IBA takes next step in China deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digirad posts drop in Q2
Nuclear medicine equipment and services firm Digirad announced a drop in its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digirad acquires modular housing firm Digirad reports continued revenue decline in Q4, 2018 Digirad stock faces Nasdaq sanction Digirad CFO to leave company Digirad posts drop in revenue for Q4, 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New approach for calculating radiation dosimetry allows for individualized therapy
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers have developed a simplified process that could enhance personalization of cancer therapy based on a single nuclear medicine scan. The novel method uses a follow-up single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) scan to obtain reliable radiation dose estimates to tumors and at-risk organs. The study is published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is the new movie about Marie Curie worth watching?
On July 24, a new movie called "Radioactive" debuted about the life of Marie...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine Moments in Radiology History: Part 16 -- Early nuclear medicine Moments in Radiology History: Part 12 -- Radioisotopes ACR donates film to Curie Museum in Paris Moments in Radiology History: Part 4 -- Discovering x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19's impact varies across nations
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has varied across different countries,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS findings can predict COVID-19 death risk ECR 2020: Radiologists, data scientists needed for AI ECR 2020: COVID-19 greatest health threat since Spanish flu SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 COVID-19 reduced imaging volume by 55% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genomic signature explains FDG-avidity of PSMA-suppressed prostate tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Scientists have uncovered the genomic signature to explain why 18F-FDG imaging performs better than PSMA-targeted imaging for prostate cancer patients with low or no expression of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). In a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers determined that a neuroendocrine gene signature associates with a distinct differential expression of glucose transporters and hexokinase proteins, which allows for a more favorable uptake of 18F-FDG than PSMA-targeted radioligands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ECR 2020: COVID-19 greatest health threat since Spanish flu
COVID-19 is the greatest health threat humanity has faced since the Spanish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 COVID-19 reduced imaging volume by 55% What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients? Pandemic sharply impacted imaging volume, operations Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: Researchers develop novel prostate cancer agents
Research on prostate cancer imaging agents that can be produced faster and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI 2020: Radionuclide treatment paves way for immunotherapy SNMMI 2020: AI can aid in diagnosis of Parkinson's disease SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: PSMA-PET/CT changes prostate cancer management
PET/CT imaging with an F-18 DCFPyL prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI taps leaders for 2020-2021 year SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future New PET/CT tracer reliably detects prostate cancer PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: PET radiotracer measures stroke recovery
A new PET radiotracer may one day help clinicians evaluate stroke recovery,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI 2020: Radionuclide treatment paves way for immunotherapy SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future Digital FDG-PET offers insights into hearing loss (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients
An imaging technique that combines F-18 FDG PET and MRI was able to pinpoint...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's PET/MRI shows inflammation link to mitral valve prolapse Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI combo tracks osteoarthritis progression
A new functional bone imaging technique that combines PET and MRI shows that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI taps leaders for 2020-2021 year SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future 3D image analysis spots cartilage changes on knee MRI Weight-bearing CT helps diagnose early osteoarthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI Image of the Year: Super-agers show resistance to tau and amyloid accumulation
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Super-agers, or individuals whose cognitive skills are above the norm even at an advanced age, have been found to have increased resistance to tau and amyloid proteins, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients
An imaging technique that combines F-18 FDG PET and MRI was able to pinpoint...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's PET/MRI shows inflammation link to mitral valve prolapse Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19
Implementing a proactive, multipronged strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 survivors have specific CT findings SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future What's the best way to image COVID-19? Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety How can nuclear medicine help with COVID-19 pandemic? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future
The early recruitment of medical students into nuclear medicine and molecular...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI unveils plans for virtual 2020 annual meeting SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center SNMMI agrees with CMS 2020 fee schedules SNMMI announces leadership slate for 2019-2020 Video from SNMMI 2019: Outreach needed to tell discipline's story (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New PET radiotracer proven safe and effective in imaging malignant brain tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A first-in-human study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 Annual Meeting has demonstrated the safety, favorable pharmacokinetic and dosimetry profile of 64Cu-EBRGD, a new, relatively long-lived PET tracer, in patients with glioblastomas. The radiotracer proved to be a superior, high-contrast imaging diagnostic in patients, visualizing tumors that express low or moderate levels ofαvβ3 integrin with high sensitivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Total-body dynamic PET successfully detects metastatic cancer; first patient results
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Results from the first study using uEXPLORER to conduct total-body dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) scans in cancer patients show that it can be used to generate high-quality images of metastatic cancer. The research was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on July 11-14, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

In recurrent prostate cancer, PSMA PET/CT changes management in two-thirds of cases
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) New research confirms the high impact of PSMA PET/CT in the detection and management of recurrent disease in prostate cancer patients. In initial results from a multicenter trial assessing the impact of 18F-DCFPyL prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PSMA PET/CT), a PET-directed change in management was observed in two-thirds of patients. The research was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New theranostic agents show efficacy in prostate cancer treatment in preclinical studies
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers have developed a new pair of agents that show exceptional effectiveness for precision diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in preclinical studies. The agents, which target prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), can be easily and economically synthesized without specialized equipment. This research was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2020 Annual Meeting on July 11-14, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Peter S. Conti, MD, PhD, receives 2020 Benedict Cassen Prize for Cancer Imaging Research
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Peter S. Conti, MD, PhD, known for his pioneering work in the diagnosis and management of cancer, was awarded the Benedict Cassen Prize during the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The honor is awarded every two years by the Education and Research Foundation (ERF) for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in recognition of outstanding achievement and work leading to a major advance in nuclear medicine science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeted radionuclide therapy enhances prostate cancer response to immunotherapies
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Targeted radionuclide therapy has been found to create a favorable tumor microenvironment in prostate cancer that improves the effectiveness of immunotherapies. The research, presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2020 Annual Meeting, shows that immunomodulation can be achieved with relatively low radiation dose that does not affect the normal immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diagnosis to therapy: The future of image-guided patient management
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) SNMMI's Virtual Annual Meeting will convene more than 6,000 attendees from around the globe to share novel research on new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancers, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, stroke, brain disease, and more.The focus is on precision medicine--improving patients' lives by developing new ways to diagnose earlier and more accurately, delivering the most effective therapy for a specific patient's disease, and monitoring and adjusting treatment to ensure optimum results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

EULAR Gives Pointers on Intra-Articular Injection Best Practices EULAR Gives Pointers on Intra-Articular Injection Best Practices
Rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, among others, as well as patients were brought together to ensure that the best advice could be given.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Novel radiotracer advantageous for imaging of neuroendocrine tumor patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) For neuroendocrine cancer patients with liver metastases, a new radiopharmaceutical, 68Ga-DOTA-JR11, has shown excellent imaging performance in tumor detection, staging and restaging, providing important information to guide treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

JNM releases COVID-19 content in June issue
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) has released its June issue,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How has COVID-19 affected radiology practice? Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IAEA expands SAFRON to support radionuclide therapy
The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) has expanded its Safety...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety IAEA publishes SPECT/CT usage guide IAEA launches competition for radiation safety IAEA offers CT radiation protection course in Spanish IAEA debuts radiotherapy patient safety tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Curium files for approvals of germanium-68 tracer
Nuclear medicine firm Curium has filed regulatory applications in the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Curium acquires Zevacor Molecular Report: Fujifilm makes pitch for Curium Pharma RadioMedix, Curium file NDA for PET agent FDA to fast track RadioMedix, Curium PET agent Curium, Progenics partner on PET agent in Europe (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine and COVID-19: New content from The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In one of five new COVID-19-related articles and commentaries published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Johnese Spisso discusses how the UCLA Hospital System has dealt with the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Story tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Potentially treatable genetic mutations revealed in subset of prostate cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Prostate cancer patients resistant to PSMA-targeted therapy often have potentially treatable mutations in their DNA damage-repair genes, according to research published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In an exploratory study using a relatively new technique--targeted next-generation gene sequencing--researchers found mutations in six out of seven patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who did not respond to (PSMA)-targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy despite sufficient PSMA expression in tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for infection prevention and control in nuclear medicine, British Nuclear Medicine Society
This guidance document is a brief consensus document covering the range and breadth of nuclear medicine practice in the UK, and identifies a few steps individual nuclear medicine practitioners and departments can take in the best interests of their patients. This guidance document should be used to inform local practice and does not replace local Trust policies or any relevant legislation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular imaging offers insight into therapy outcomes for neuroendocrine tumor patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A new proof-of-concept study published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine has demonstrated that molecular imaging can be used for identifying early response to 177Lu-DOTATATE treatment in neuroendocrine tumor patients. Monitoring the DNA damage response with molecular imaging in the early days after the radionuclide injection could allow physicians to determine the therapeutic outcome and adapt the therapy regimen accordingly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New PET/CT tracer reliably detects prostate cancer
Nuclear medicine departments now have a second reliable radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer PSMA-PET agent could aid prostate cancer patients Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET interpretation criteria need work Rethinking Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/CT for bone metastases Ga-68 PSMA PET/MRI, mpMRI work for prostate cancer analysis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel radiotracer meets gold standard for imaging prostate cancer
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The novel radiopharmaceutical 18F-PSMA-1007 is both effective and readily available for detecting malignant prostate cancer lesions, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. With this new option and 68Ga-PSMA-11, which is already widely used, nuclear medicine departments will have two effective options for staging of prostate cancer, potentially increasing availability for patients worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety
How can nuclear medicine departments keep patients and staff safe during the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to keep radiologic technologists safe from COVID-19 Hospital gets creative to perform safer COVID-19 x-rays KLM commits to deliver radioisotopes to U.S. 4 benefits of teleradiology in the coronavirus pandemic IAEA publishes SPECT/CT usage guide (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Travel considerations specified for 177Lu-DOTATATE radiation therapy patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers and patient advocates have addressed the challenges related to traveling after receiving 177Lu-DOTATATE radiation therapy in a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Due to the residual radiation activity of 177Lu-DOTATATE, neuroendocrine tumor patients have experienced travel delays at U.S. ports of entry. Researchers recommend that patients carry a travel card containing treatment information after each therapy cycle and for an additional three months after therapy has concluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SNMMI ponders backup plan for annual meeting
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is working on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center SNNMI still plans annual meeting -- for now SNMMI agrees with CMS 2020 fee schedules SNMMI sets submission schedule for 2020 meeting SNMMI announces leadership slate for 2019-2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How can nuclear medicine help with COVID-19 pandemic?
Radiology departments have been working overtime since the outbreak of COVID-19....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT CT severity scores reveal extent of COVID-19 Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center 4 ways radiology can control spread of COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Common are Congenital Rib Abnormalities?
Discussion The embryonic mesoderm forms the skeletal system. The mesoderm is further divided into the dorsal, sclerotome and ventral dermatome. The sclerotome forms the ribs which are under the influence of various genes and growth factors. Congenital rib abnormalities occur in number ( the normal 12 ribs) or in formation/structural. Malformations can include hypoplastic, bridging, forked, fused and hypoplastic ribs. Even ribs with holes occur because of the segmentation issues. Illustrated examples can be found here. The rib’s cartilage, bone or both can be affected. Location along the rib is also variable. Abnormal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news