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29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016
07 Oct 2016 - 08 Oct 2016

Nuclear medicine

Image: The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Photo courtesy of SLAC).

Short-Lived Isotope Opens New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

A radioisotope of the element actinium is a promising agent for targeted-α therapy to destroy malignant cells, while minimizing the damage to healthy surrounding tissue. More...
08 Sep 2016
Image: PET imaging of adult neurogenesis may contribute to better diagnosis of depression (Photo courtesy of NIMH).

New Non-Invasive PET Scanning Technique Used to Study Adult Neurogenesis

Scientists at a Japanese university have used a new PET scanning technique to study neuron proliferation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus. More...
10 Aug 2016
Image: The graphic shows Gleason 3+4 prostate cancer in T2-weighted (A) and diffusion-weighted (B) MRI images. Graphic (C) shows F-18-choline PET, and graphic (D) shows PET/MRI (D) (Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan).

Multi-Parametric MRI and PET Imaging Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Researchers have demonstrated that a combination of PET and multi-parametric MR imaging can improve targeted prostate cancer biopsies. More...
25 Jul 2016
Image: Clinicians can use a PET exam, with post processing, to study the dopamine system in the brain (Photo courtesy of Mikael Stiernstedt).

Imaging Study Provides Insights into Memory Functions of the Aging Brain

Researchers in Europe have used PET and MRI brain imaging to show that there is a link between the long-term episodic memory function of the brain and dopamine D2 receptors. More...
18 Jul 2016

Tumor-Specific Imaging Agent Helps Resect Ovarian Cancer

A novel contrast agent for intraoperative near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging can help surgeons detect nearly 30% more ovarian tumor tissue, according to a new study. More...
29 Jun 2016
Image: The VASH collimator (Photo courtesy of JLab).

Innovative Collimator Improves Breast Screening with Less Radiation

Adding a variable angle slant hole (VASH) collimator to an existing breast molecular imaging system provides better contrast of cancer lesions while potentially reducing radiation doses by half, according to a new study. More...
28 Jun 2016
Image: These images compare axial histopathology and axial PET/CT in six segments of the prostate gland of a patient (Photo courtesy of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat of Munich).

Molecular Imaging Could Become the Standard for Prostate Cancer Tumor Staging

Researchers have shown that molecular imaging can help oncologists accurately detect and delineate prostate tumors during biopsies, and can also be used for pre-operative planning. More...
28 Jun 2016

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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