FDA: GE R860 ventilator safety guard recall is Class I
The FDA today labeled a select recall of GE Healthcare‘s (NYSE:GE) CareScape R860 inspiratory safety guards, designed for use with a ventilator, as Class I. Class I designations, the FDA’s most severe classification, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The R860 inspiratory safety guard is a breathing accessory intended for use with the Carescape R860 ventilator, which is designed to provide mechanical ventilation and breathing support to patients. The devices are being recalled due to a risk of the safety guard disconnec...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Respiratory GE Healthcare Source Type: news

Whole-body PET/MRI provides one-stop shop for staging high-risk prostate cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) New research shows that molecular imaging--specifically, PSMA PET/MR--performs as well as currently used tools and provides additional information on tumor location that could help guide treatment for prostate cancer patients. The research is featured in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (http://jnm.snmjournals.org). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Spectrum Dynamics sues GE for trade theft
Spectrum Dynamics said that it filed lawsuit today accusing GE (NYSE:GE) of trade theft and misappropriation of intellectual property over the patents covering its Veriton nuclear medicine device. The New York City-based company said the suit alleges that the industrial conglomerate “deliberately, repeatedly and with fraudulent intent” misappropriated Spectrum’s technology and know-how concerning its Veriton single-photon-emission computed tomography device. “The patents that GE filed relating to the technology and design of what would become the Spectrum Dynamics Veriton are based directl...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Imaging Legal News Spectrum Dynamics Source Type: news

Subtle Medical wins FDA nod, CE Mark for SubtlePet AI-powered imaging system
Medical imaging tech developer Subtle Medical said today that it won both CE Mark approval in the European Union and FDA 510(k) clearance for its SubtlePET artificial-intelligence-powered positron emission topography imaging enhancement system. The SubtlePET system is designed to enhance images and reduce scanning times to improve overall patient experience during imaging procedures, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “Focusing Subtle Medical’s SubtlePET AI platform on faster image acquisition, we have been able to dramatically increase PET scan efficiency and provide a superior patient experience. Subt...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance subtlemedical Source Type: news

Korean society blames low PET fees for nuclear medicine disinterest
The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine is blaming reductions in FDG-PET reimbursement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to make the most of Medicare payments Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology Global nuclear medicine groups chart the future Nuclear medicine training helps radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New PET tracer identified for imaging Tau in Alzheimer's disease patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Tau tangles in the brain are markers of Alzheimer's disease and are also potential therapy targets. A study featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports on the identification of a promising second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for imaging and measuring tau pathology, contributing to understanding of Alzheimer's and related dementias. The new research featured in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAA signs agreement with FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical to develop FF-10158 for oncology
(Advanced Accelerator Applications) Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (AAA), a Novartis company and leader in nuclear medicine theragnostics, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive option and license agreement with FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical, a leading radiopharmaceutical company in Japan, to develop and commercialize radiolabeled FF-10158 for oncology indications. Under the terms of the agreement, AAA is granted worldwide rights to FF-10158, with the exception of Japan, in exchange for an upfront payment and future milestones and royalties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2018 a year of advancements for Mayo Clinic's Nuclear Medicine Division
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?s Nuclear Medicine Division on Mayo Clinic's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota campuses significantly increased services provided to clinical and research patients in 2018. The division debuted a new therapeutic-diagnostic, or ?thera-nostic,? practice, joined major research trials, and advanced radiotracer production capabilities. In Mayo?s thera-nostic practice, a therapeutic agent is paired with [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

GE Healthcare closes out field inspection of Millennium radiation therapy systems
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said last week that it closed out a full field inspection of all of its Millenium MG, MC and Myosight nuclear medicine systems after an incident in which the system malfunctioned. The company said that in September, it received notice that the top detector on on of its Millenium MG nuclear medicine systems detached and fell onto the detector below. No patients were involved and no one was injured as a result of the incident, GE said. GE Healthcare said it launched a thorough investigation and determined that the cause of the incident was the lack of a mechanical stopper that limits detecto...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Recalls Regulatory/Compliance GE Healthcare Source Type: news

GE Recalls Nearly 1,000 Diagnostic Imaging Systems Due to Detachment Risk
Nearly 1,000 devices are included in a recall of GE Healthcare's Millennium Nuclear Medical Systems after the top detector of one system detached and fell onto the detector below. FDA said no patient injuries have been reported although there is a risk of potential life-threatening bodily harm if the detector were to detach and fall during a patient exam. The agency has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. GE's Millennium MG, Millennium MC, and Millennium Myosight Nuclear Medicine Systems manufactured between January 1997 and July 2012, and distributed be...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Hermes launches new radiation therapy software
Swedish nuclear medicine software developer Hermes Medical Solutions has released...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hermes appoints new president, CEO Hermes launches new liver analysis software Hermes expands North America executive team Hermes, Vanderbilt collaborate on dosimetry application Hermes gets FDA nod for NM software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Molybdenum-99 shortage may soon ease
Global supplies of the key radiopharmaceutical molybdenum-99 are expected to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI warns of Mo-99 shortage in early November Report: Australia still importing technetium generators Russia, South Africa partner on radioisotope deal Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa: Nuclear Meds Can Cure Cancer, and It's Nothing to Be Scared of - SA Nuclear Energy Corporation
[News24Wire] Nuclear medicine is safe and, above all, hugely effective in the treatment of cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer radiotherapy more precisely targeted with nuclear medicine imaging
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A nuclear medicine imaging procedure can pinpoint prostate cancer with superior accuracy, allowing more precisely targeted treatment, according to new research featured in the November 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel tracer developed for precision targeting of non-small cell lung cancer
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers have developed a new nuclear medicine tracer that could improve diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that the new tracer, 99mTc-HYNIC-cMBP, produced clearer images in less time than currently used tracers and was more rapidly eliminated from the body, reducing radiation exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to ensure compliance before your medical device trial begins
By Sandra Maddock, IMARC The only way to gain the FDA approval you need to bring your medical device to market is to ensure compliance at every stage in the clinical trial lifecycle. That starts long before you sign up your first subject. The planning stage is crucial because it sets expectations for how your team will work together to collect data, monitor results and protect your trial’s subjects. In this post, the first in a three-part series, we’ll cover five important steps you can take to ensure compliance before you start your medical device trial. Have a regulatory strategy A regulatory strategy a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

New study evaluates efficacy of PET imaging to manage chronic liver diseases
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) While liver biopsies are powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications. These effects may soon be a thing of the past for some patients thanks to new research showing PET imaging with the 18F-FAC radiotracer can be used as a non-invasive substitute. The study is featured in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Japanese researchers receive SNMMI fellowship
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has announced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medical groups back more patient time, less paperwork SNMMI letter urges FDA to ease shortage of gallium-68 SNMMI awards technologists Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply SNMMI touts JNM's rising impact factor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI 2018-2020 Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship recipients announced
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2020 SNMMI Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Australia still importing technetium generators
Australia is still importing technetium generators for nuclear medicine studies,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ANSTO offers virtual reality tours of OPAL reactor Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers identify pitfall in popular prostate cancer PET imaging method
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has become a popular method for determining the stage of a patient's prostate cancer. However, researchers have identified a major pitfall in this imaging technique and are cautioning medical professionals to be aware of the potential for misdiagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New nuclear medicine imaging method shows strong potential for cancer imaging
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A new nuclear medicine imaging method could help diagnose widespread tumors, such as breast, colon, pancreas, lung and head and neck cancer better than current methods, with less inconvenience to patients and with equal or improved accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine conference comes to Jordan
The latest diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine in cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first Philips to partner with cancer center in Jordan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RadioMedix, Curium ink deal on new PET agent
Global nuclear medicine firm Curium and biotechnology firm RadioMedix have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadioMedix, ITM ink radiopharmaceutical generator deal Curium to market xenon-133 gas in the U.S. Curium switches Mo-99 production process to LEU IBA Molecular forms Curium as new radiopharmacy player (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ANSTO offers virtual reality tours of OPAL reactor
Want to tour a nuclear reactor from the comfort of your home or office? The...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine Australia needs space for radioactive waste Australian project to boost world Mo-99 supply (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI letter urges FDA to ease shortage of gallium-68
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has written a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI awards technologists SNMMI touts JNM's rising impact factor SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors SNMMI announces new officers for 2018-2019 SNMMI schedules training forum for annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine duties not always shared equally
What's in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to nuclear medicine. Physicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine and patients SNMMI 2018: A year of promotion and ongoing challenges Radiology extenders improve workflow, job satisfaction Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI honors outstanding contributors at 2018 annual meeting
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), an international scientific and medical organization, recognized contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during its 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role SNMMI members play in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cancer and neurological conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ARTMS ’ system may ease cost, shortage of valuable radioisotopes
ARTMS Products (Vancouver, B.C) has won the CE mark for its first-in-class, advanced technology Quantm irradiation system, designed to produce high-value medical imaging isotopes such as technetium-99m (Tc-99m) on medical cyclotrons. Tc-99m is given to nearly 50,000 Americans every day to diagnose cancer and heart disease. It is used in more than 80% of all nuclear medicine imaging procedures globally, including those for oncology, urology and neurology. The light-emitting isotope is made by bombarding Molybendum-99 (moly-99) with neutrons. The temporary shutdown of two reactors that produced moly-99 led to a global s...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Imaging Neurological Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Urology artms CE Mark Shine Medical Technology Source Type: news

Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week
Shipments of the key radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) should begin again...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine Live from SNMMI 2018: Update on radiopharmaceuticals Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET tracer identifies estrogen receptor expression differences in breast cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In metastatic breast cancer, prognosis and treatment is largely influenced by estrogen receptor (ER) expression of the metastases. However, little is known about ER expression across metastases throughout the body and surrounding normal tissue. Using a PET tracer, researchers in the Netherlands have been able to identify differences in ER expression, which could help guide treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients. The study is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug shortage puts PET, SPECT stress to the test
Nuclear medicine facilities are again relying on their improvisational skills...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA warns of risks with Lexiscan, Adenoscan stress agents Regadenoson with Rb-82 PET MPI helps detect obstructive CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel PET imaging method could track and guide therapy for type 1 diabetes
This study is reported in the featured article of the month in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SNMMI awards technologists
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) held several...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI touts JNM's rising impact factor SNMMI 2018: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol SNMMI announces new officers for 2018-2019 SNMMI schedules training forum for annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Global nuclear medicine groups chart the future
A weeklong meeting of nuclear medicine societies and organizations from around...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, IAEA collaborate on training ESR, IAEA partner to advance imaging IAEA debuts radiotherapy patient safety tool IAEA: Doctors don't always follow guidelines for pediatric CT UN's IAEA launches pediatric rad therapy network (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI Technologist Section announces 2018 award winners
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS)--an international scientific and medical organization--recognized contributions to and work in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging during the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, held June 23-26. Several awards ceremonies were held to recognize the valuable role that SNMMI-TS members play in advancing the discipline of nuclear medicine technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Russia, South Africa partner on radioisotope deal
Russian atomic energy firm Rosatom and Nuclear Energy Corp. of South Africa...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NTP execs return to work after inquiry Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? South African facility resumes Mo-99 production South African Mo-99 maker completes LEU conversion Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Australian agency orders review of Mo-99 procedures
An Australian government agency has ordered a review of radiation safety procedures...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine Live from SNMMI 2018: Update on radiopharmaceuticals Live from SNMMI 2018: Securing the molybdenum supply Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI touts JNM's rising impact factor
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is highlighting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI announces new officers for 2018-2019 SNMMI 2018: A year of promotion and ongoing challenges SNMMI schedules training forum for annual meeting SNMMI offers open access option for JNM SNMMI seeks to boost molecular imaging's value (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply
A consortium of radiology associations, patient advocacy groups, and radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? FDA, NRC clear path for U.S. supply of molybdenum-99 SNMMI pushes Congress for U.S.-based Mo-99 supply Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Journal of Nuclear Medicine impact factor increases by 12 percent
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM)--the flagship publication of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)--has again been ranked among the top medical imaging journals worldwide, according to new data released in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports © published by Clarivate Analytics. JNM's impact factor went up from 6.646 (2016) to 7.439 (2017). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NTP execs return to work after inquiry
Three senior executives at South African radioisotope firm NTP Radioisotopes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? South African facility resumes Mo-99 production South African Mo-99 maker completes LEU conversion NTP temporarily halts Mo-99 production South African reactor starts moly production (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Time-of-flight PET can reduce radiation dose in pediatrics
By adding a time-of-flight technique to pediatric PET scans, clinicians can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids SNMMI: Education eases patients' nuclear medicine fears Radiation exposure monitoring needs a personal touch (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine
The shutdown of shipments from a nuclear reactor in Australia that is a key...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from SNMMI 2018: Update on radiopharmaceuticals Live from SNMMI 2018: Securing the molybdenum supply Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage? Canada's NRU reactor to go offline for the final time NorthStar's novel generator could relieve U.S. isotope shortages (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel pretargeted radionuclide therapy for HER2-expressing cancers shows promise
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In a mouse model, researchers have demonstrated that a novel, affibody-based pretargeted radionuclide therapy for HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2)-expressing cancers is non-toxic to the kidneys and improves survival. The study is reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's July featured article of the month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SNMMI 65th Annual Meeting sets the stage for a revolution in precision medicine
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) More than 5,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and exhibitors gathered for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 65th Annual Meeting, held June 23-26 in Philadelphia. With nuclear medicine playing a growing role in providing precision medicine, theranostics (combining diagnostic imaging and targeted radionuclide therapy) were an important focus throughout the meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fault at Lucas Heights nuclear reactor halts production of medical isotope
Spokesman says no safety risk but there are fears patients could face delays in cancer diagnosisPatients in hospitals around Australia may face delays in cancer diagnosis after production of the most commonly used isotope in nuclear medicine was halted at the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor in Sydney ’s south.The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) usually produces about 10,000 doses a week of Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), which is used to diagnose a variety of heart, lung and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as cancers.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: Sydney Nuclear power Australia news Medical research Cancer Science Health Source Type: news

Better Imaging for Prostate Cancer Patients?
The objective [of LOCATE] was to access the impact of positron imaging for patient management,” Peter Gardiner, Blue Earth Diagnostics CMO, told MD+DI. “These were men with recurrent prostate cancer.” For the LOCATE trial 213 men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer were evaluated with 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT after having negative or equivocal findings on conventional imaging, such as a bone scan, CT or MRI. This first prospective multi-center study was conducted at 15 sites in the U.S., including both private practices and academic settings. It focused on the association between scan positivity a...
Source: MDDI - June 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Testing Source Type: news

Live from SNMMI 2018: Update on radiopharmaceuticals
What's going on in the world of medical isotopes? From molybdenum supply to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine and patients Live from SNMMI 2018: Securing the molybdenum supply Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine appropriate use Live from SIIM 2018: AI and value-based healthcare Live from SIIM 2018: From pen and ink to AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine and patients
Patients justifiably are the centers of attention in imaging procedures, and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT Live from SNMMI 2018: Securing the molybdenum supply Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine appropriate use SNMMI 2018: A year of promotion and ongoing challenges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news