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PET/CT Dramatically More Effective at Diagnosing Heart Problems Than SPECT

Results of a study that compares the effectiveness of two heart imaging technologies, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, and coronary-specific Positron Emission Tomography have been presented at the 64th American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session on March 15, 2015, in San Diego. While SPECT scans have been the primary tool for diagnosing coronary artery disease and other heart problem for many years, the use of PET/CT is now increasing.  More...
29 Mar 2015

Collaboration Agreement to Share Best Practices for Improved Cancer Treatment

The World Molecular Imaging Society and the US National Cancer Institute have announced that they will begin collaborating to promote best practices for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The clinical goals of the collaboration are to establish effective mouse/human co-clinical therapy and prevention trials.  More...
23 Mar 2015
Image: A linear accelerator used for radiation therapy (Photo courtesy of University of Arkansas).

Researchers Develop Computer Simulation to Help Improve Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients

A project to develop more effective radiation therapy treatments is underway.   More...
22 Mar 2015

Combined PET/MR Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pathologies

Researchers investigated different imaging methods to diagnose the cause of foot pain, a common ailment, which can be a clinical symptom for stress fractures or tumors.  More...
17 Mar 2015

Novel Coil Helps Surgeons Track Tumor Site

An implantable, bioabsorbable 3-D coil with minute surgical markers help physicians track a tumor site after lumpectomy.  More...
11 Mar 2015

Cancer Treatment Center Upgrades Proton Therapy Treatment to Target Complex Tumors

A proton therapy treatment center has added a number of innovations providing radiation oncologists enhanced proton therapy treatment options to target complex tumors.  More...
11 Mar 2015

Precancerous Breast Changes in Women with BRCA Gene Identified Using MR Spectroscopy

A Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy technique found multiple distinct premalignant changes in the biochemistry of breast tissue of women at high risk of breast cancer. The same changes were not recorded by conventional contrast-enhanced imaging 3-T Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound.  More...
09 Mar 2015

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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