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Image: A PET/CT image showing the lungs of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Researchers Develop PET Probe to Assist Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

Researchers have developed a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging probe that can help diagnose and stage pulmonary fibrosis. More...
12 Apr 2017
Image: The MEVION S250i with HYPERSCAN proton-therapy pencil-beam scanning system (Photo courtesy of Mevion Medical Systems).

Proton Pencil Beam Scanner Installed at US University Hospital

The first installation of a novel, advanced, proton-therapy pencil beam scanning system that provides a new standard of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) for cancer treatments, has taken place in a university hospital in the US. More...
11 Apr 2017
Image: Innovations in PET-MRI imaging techniques are proving useful for non-invasive diagnosis of medical conditions such as early dementia (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

PET-MRI Hybrid Enables New Approaches for Neuro-Imaging Scans

Hybrid imaging techniques that combine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) make use of the detailed images of human anatomy that MRI can provide, together with assessments of tissue function characteristics provided by PET imaging. More...
11 Apr 2017
Image: Proton therapy offers a new treatment option for recurrent lung cancer (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Proton Therapy Helps Eradicate Recurrent Lung Cancer

A new study reports that using intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) for recurrent lung and other thoracic tumors could offer a new treatment option for patients who previously had none. More...
07 Apr 2017
Image: The MRIdian Linac radiation therapy system (Photo courtesy of ViewRay).

Linear Accelerator Powers Novel Radiation Therapy System

A next-generation linear accelerator (linac)-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy (RT) system improves treatment efficacy. More...
16 Mar 2017
Image: A patient undergoing SRS following brain surgery (Photo courtesy of DioMedia).

Targeted Radiosurgery Superior to WBRT for Treating Brain Tumors

A new study suggests that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) provides better outcomes for patients with metastatic brain tumors than whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT). More...
03 Mar 2017
Image: New research shows fractionating radiation therapy improves surgery results (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Fractionated Radiotherapy Improves Cancer Surgery Results

Short-course preoperative radiotherapy (RT) combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side effects of rectal cancer surgery, according to a new study. More...
23 Feb 2017

The Nuclear Medicine channel of MedImaging brings the latest in research and clinical radiotherapy, proton therapy, PET-CT, SPECT, SQUID, radiopharmacology, scintillography, trends and safety concerns.
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