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ACC: PET/CT trumps SPECT for cardiac studies
Researchers from Utah found that PET/CT is far superior to SPECT for diagnosing (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 17, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SPECT advocate Amen calls for modality's use in psychiatry
Greater use of SPECT in psychiatric care could help diagnose neurological conditions, (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. SPECT, PET radiopharma market shows promise amid challenges
Advances in neurological and cardiac imaging are expected to fuel sales growth (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CAC Imaging Sharpens Framingham, Other Risk Scores CAC Imaging Sharpens Framingham, Other Risk Scores
It should be preferred over treadmill testing or SPECT imaging as a front-line risk-stratification test in even in asymptomatic or low-risk symptomatic patients, say researchers. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Boehringer starts patient enrolment in dabigatran Phase III trial to prevent ESUS
Boehringer Ingelheim has started patient enrolment in the RE-SPECT ESUS Phase III trial designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dabigatran etexilate to prevent recurrent embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - December 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDG-PET outshines SPECT for Alzheimer's disease
British researchers recommend FDG-PET over perfusion SPECT to diagnose and (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens unveils new SPECT system
Siemens Healthcare has launched a new version of the company's Symbia E system (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel molecular imaging drug offers better detection of prostate cancer
A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research compares the biodistribution and tumor uptake kinetics of two Tc-99m labeled ligands, MIP-1404 and MIP-1405, used with SPECT and planar imaging. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel molecular imaging drug offers better detection of prostate cancer
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, compares the biodistribution and tumor uptake kinetics of two Tc-99m labeled ligands, MIP-1404 and MIP-1405, used with SPECT and planar imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

SPECT differences between those with higher and lower levels of aggression: an exploratory analysis - Link J, Messerly J, Spearman C, Driskell L, Coad S, Amen D, Willeumier K, Taylor D, Golden C.
OBJECTIVE: To determine which areas of the brain were most associated with level of aggression as measured via SPECT scans. METHOD: Participants were selected based on their scores on an aggression factor from a symptom checklist, and had a mean ag... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UK’s Royal Blackburn Hospital installs Siemens SPECT-CT system
Royal Blackburn Hospital in Lancashire, UK, has installed Symbia T Series SPECT-CT system from Siemens Healthcare. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - October 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Use of SPECT MPI exercise stress continues to decline
The convenience of pharmacologic stress agents and an increase in patient mobility (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASNC: Should nuclear technologists read SPECT MPI scans?
BOSTON - Nuclear medicine technologists were nearly as accurate as cardiologists (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ultralow-dose SPECT provides top image quality, less radiation
With an eye toward lowering radiation exposure, a group of researchers found (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Predicting Parkinson'sPredicting Parkinson's
A study uses SPECT imaging of the dopamine transport system to predict which patients with REM sleep disorder will develop neurodegenerative disease. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Negative CCTA May Trump SPECT to Predict CAD SurvivalNegative CCTA May Trump SPECT to Predict CAD Survival
In patients with suspected CAD, a negative coronary computed-tomography-angiography test appears to better predict survival than a negative myocardial single-photon-emission tomography test. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dementia link? SPECT finds brain changes in football players
SPECT imaging has uncovered abnormal cerebral blood flow in retired professional (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 19, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI: GE debuts new SPECT/CT scanner
GE Healthcare has unveiled its Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro SPECT/CT scanner at (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging
Presurgical SPECT/CT provides more effective sentinel node imaging than lymphoscintigraphy, (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI: SPECT/CT unlocks treatment for low back pain
A SPECT/CT study can help interventionalists determine the most appropriate (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Presurgical SPECT/CT shows more cancer than current standard
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Startling data from an international multi-center trial provide growing evidence that sentinel node imaging is more effectively accomplished with hybrid functional imaging with single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography than with another molecular imaging technique called lymphoscintigraphy. This conclusion held after imaging a range of cancers displaying a variety of lymphatic drainage types associated with melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer; breast carcinoma; and malignancies of the pelvis, such as prostate and cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cubresa Exhibits Innovative Spark Preclinical SPECT Scanner at SNMMI
Small but Powerful Spark Preclinical SPECT Scanner Debuts in Booth #503 at the SNMMI Annual Meeting(PRWeb June 06, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11915392.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 6, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ARRS: SPECT/CT valuable for finding GI bleed source
Hybrid SPECT/CT can promptly and accurately find the source of gastrointestinal (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hybrid SPECT-CT greatly improves localization of gastrointestinal bleeding
Planar 99mTc-labeled RBC scintigraphy is sensitive for detection of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding but its accuracy for localization of a bleeding source is arguable, particularly in patients with complex GI anatomy from prior surgeries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Multi-Spectral Imaging of Blood Volume, Metabolism, Oximetry, and Light Scattering
Advances in functional imaging techniques including fMRI, PET, and SPECT have improved our understanding of the relationship between brain activity and brain energy supply. Neurovascular and neurometabolic coupling are critical to supply the energy demands of brain tissue during both normal physiological function and pathological conditions. With the use of multi-spectral imaging techniques, one can simultaneously measure changes in cerebral blood volume, oxyhemoglobin, deoxyhemoglobin, light scattering, and local metabolism during epilepsy. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - May 6, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Cubresa Announces New Compact SPECT Scanner for Preclinical Imaging...
A Fast and Affordable Way to Add SPECT to an Existing Small Animal CT Scanner(PRWeb April 16, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11757079.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The impacts of acute carbon monoxide poisoning on the brain: Longitudinal clinical and (99m)Tc ethyl cysteinate brain SPECT characterization of patients with persistent and delayed neurological sequelae - Tsai CF, Yip PK, Chen SY, Lin JC, Yeh ZT, Kung LY, Wang CY, Fan YM.
OBJECTIVE: Acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning poses a significant threat to the central nervous system. It can cause brain injury and diverse neurological deficits including persistent neurological sequelae (PNS) and delayed neurological sequelae (DNS). ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain
Excessive screen time damages the brain's gray and white matter, alters cerebral cortex thickness, and impairs cognitive function according to recent brain scan research. But "everything's okay in moderation," right? The real question is, how is seven hours/day of screen-time moderate? Are kids with "regular" screen exposure damaging their brains too? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Media Neuroscience brain damage brain scan Electronic Screen Syndrome fMRI internet addiction negative effects of video games neuroimaging pet screen addiction screen-time SPECT video game addiction Source Type: news

PSMR2013 - PET-MR and SPECT-MR: Current status of Instrumentation, Applications and Developments
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipement, Volume 734, Part B, pages 115-212 (Jan-14) Edited by Hans Herzog, Alberto del Guerra, George Loudos, Jon N. Shah (Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics)
Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics - January 1, 2014 Category: Physics Source Type: news

CORE320: CTA-CTP matches SPECT for gauging cardiac disease
The accuracy of 320-detector-row coronary CT angiography (CTA) combined with (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New data show benefit of DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) in the diagnosis of patients with clinically uncertain dementia with Lewy bodies
Data presented at the XXI World Congress of Neurology in Vienna suggest that DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT imaging could add value to current diagnostic tools used by physicians to diagnose patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) by improving physician's ability to definitively diagnose the disorder and increase their confidence in so doing. DaTSCAN is GE Healthcare's radiopharmaceutical indicated for striatal dopamine transporter visualization using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain imaging... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Zevacor to buy 70-MeV cyclotron
PET and SPECT radiopharmaceutical firm Zevacor Molecular plans to purchase (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AUC sharpen SPECT chest-pain risk stratification in large series
Inappropriate use degrades and appropriate use sharpens the prognostic power of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in chest-pain evaluation in a community-based setting, a study finds. An editorial doesn't disagree but questions the study's broad applicability and conclusiveness. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AUC Sharpen SPECT Chest-Pain Risk Stratification in Large SeriesAUC Sharpen SPECT Chest-Pain Risk Stratification in Large Series
Inappropriate use degrades and appropriate use sharpens the prognostic power of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in chest pain evaluation in community-based setting, a study finds. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Siemens gets FDA nod for Intevo SPECT/CT
Siemens Healthcare has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens introduces the future of molecular imaging
Siemens Healthcare has launched a new platform with the potential to change how molecular imaging is performed. The Symbia Intevo™ is the world's first xSPECT system. It combines the high sensitivity of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the high specificity of CT, completely integrating the data from the two modalities, to generate high resolution and, for the first time, quantitative images[1]. The system demonstrates Siemens' innovation and competitiveness, key components of the Healthcare Sector's Agenda 2013 two-year initiative... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Report: U.S. SPECT, PET market looks promising in coming years
Powered by a number of new products and the potential of novel imaging agents (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stress CT Perfusion Matches SPECT for Myocardial IschemiaStress CT Perfusion Matches SPECT for Myocardial Ischemia
In stress testing using regadenoson, CT perfusion imaging resulted in a similar ability to detect or rule out myocardial ischemia, compared with the reference method, regadenoson stress testing and single-photon-emission CT imaging, in a phase 2 trial. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stress CT perfusion matches SPECT for detecting myocardial ischemia
Stress CT perfusion imaging using regadenoson resulted in a similar ability to detect or rule out myocardial ischemia, compared with the reference method, single-photon-emission CT imaging, in a phase 2 trial. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT provides greater sensitivity and specificity for (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT bests scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT provides greater sensitivity and specificity for (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Contrast Agent Enables Earlier Diagnosis in Parkinson'sNew Contrast Agent Enables Earlier Diagnosis in Parkinson's
Ioflupane I 123 with iodine used with single-photon emission computed tomography performs just as well at first visit as waiting a year to make a clinical diagnosis, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

SPECT/MR Molecular Imaging System Makes Its Debut
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2013 Annual Meeting marks the unveiling of the successful application of a new preclinical hybrid molecular imaging system - single photon emission tomography and magnetic resonance (SPECT/MR) - which has exceptional molecular imaging capabilities in terms of potential preclinical and clinical applications, technological advancement at a lower cost, and reduction of patient exposure to ionizing radiation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

SNMMI: Exercise FDG-PET tops stress MPI in detecting ischemia
VANCOUVER - Exercise FDG-PET imaging significantly outperformed SPECT myocardial (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Protocol Limits Use Of SPECT MPI For Angina
A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. The study, reported as an abstract¹ at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC11) May 5 to May 8 in Berlin, Germany, predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise capacity would have had no adverse effects on their prognosis at five years... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

When less is more: new protocol limits use of SPECT MPI
A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis.  The study predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise capacity would have had no adverse effects on their prognosis at five years.Read more Topics: Non-invasive imaging: Echocardiography, MR/CT, Nuclear (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - May 5, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

When less is more: New protocol limits use of SPECT MPI
(European Society of Cardiology) A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine
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Source: Springer Medicine titles - April 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Less Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic FootLess Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic Foot
In a small study, osteomyelitis was accurately diagnosed in 2 steps: SPECT/CT imaging with a gallium tracer, which, if positive, was followed by minimally invasive bedside bone puncture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

DaTSCAN (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT Imaging Demonstrates Impact On The Diagnosis Of Patients With Clinically Uncertain Dementia With Lewy Bodies
New data on physician's confidence in diagnosis following use of DaTSCAN presented at 2013 American Academy of Neurology Meeting GE Healthcare today presented the results of a randomized study analyzing the effect of DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT imaging in a group of adult patients with a diagnosis of possible dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The findings, presented at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology Meeting, reported use of DaTSCAN imaging significantly contributed to a change in diagnostic category and improved physician confidence in diagnosing these patients... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news