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Image: Created by averaging PET scan data from chronic pain patients (left) and healthy controls (right), the images reveal higher levels of inflammation-associated translocator protein (orange/red) in the thalamus and other brain regions of chronic pain patients (Photo courtesy of Marco Loggia, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital).

PET/MR Imaging Shows First Evidence of Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain Patients’ Brains

For the first time, researchers have used neuroimaging strategies to find evidence of neuroinflammation in major regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain.   More...
21 Jan 2015

New Approach to Study the Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists described a new technique to study β-amyloid deposits in vivo in a mouse model.   More...
18 Jan 2015

Agreement to Boost Innovation in Nuclear Medicine Radioactive Tracers

An agreement has been signed that will innovate and increase the availability of tracers for Positron Emission Tomography scanning. The agreement includes the building of a new cyclotron PET tracer production center.  More...
13 Jan 2015

GE Healthcare and Karolinska University Partner to Optimize Cancer Treatment with PET Tracer Production Facility

GE Healthcare has signed one of the largest cyclotron and radiochemistry system agreements worldwide with Stockholm Sweden’s County Council and Karolinska University Hospital.   More...
11 Jan 2015

Real-Time Radiation Monitor Designed to Decrease Radiation Exposure for Medical Workers

A real-time radiation monitor has been developed that signals by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures. The device significantly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive.  More...
05 Jan 2015

SPECT Imaging Scan to Find Source of Epileptic Seizures

Some patients cannot tolerate the side effects of medications that are used to treat epileptic seizures and become candidates for surgery in which the epileptogenic zone in the brain is removed. Surgery is only an option if the affected part of the brain is not responsible for critical functions. Sometimes it is not possible to localize an epileptogenic zone with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan, or an electroencephalogram.  More...
04 Jan 2015
Image: “Hot spots” of infection in a patient’s lungs before treatment (left). Disease improvement after six months of taking the drug linezolid (right) (Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh).

PET Scans Help Identify Effective Tuberculosis Drugs

Positron emission tomography lung imaging can reveal whether or not a treatment drug is able to eradicate tuberculosis lung infection in human and macaque studies. The new findings indicate that the animal model can effectively predict which experimental drugs have the best likelihood for success in human trials.  More...
21 Dec 2014


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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