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Image: Glioblastoma in a PET scanner with (left) and without (right) the YY146 marker (Photo courtesy of Weibo Cai, WISC).

Antibody Cancer Marker Causes Tumors to Light Up

A novel marker attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer, resulting in glioblastoma tumor tissue being easily identified in a positron emission tomography scanner.  More...
25 Nov 2015

New Metabolic PET Tracer Can Help Find Brain Tumors and Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes

Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have found a new way to visualize brain tumor tissue using Positron Emission Tomography imaging.  More...
04 Nov 2015
Image: Design of the Explorer total body PET scanner (Photo courtesy of Joe Proudman/UC Davis).

First Total-Body PET Scanner Planned for 2017

The development of world's first total-body positron emission tomography scanner could change the way cancer and other diseases are diagnosed and treated.  More...
01 Nov 2015
Image: Simultaneous PET/MRI imaging offers benefits to cardiovascular, neurobiology, cancer, and other researchers (Photo courtesy of MR Solutions).

Simultaneously Operated Preclinical PET/MRI Imaging Research Scanners Available

For the first time researchers now have access to preclinical imaging systems for simultaneous Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging imaging.  More...
28 Oct 2015
Image: Electron microscope images of plaque calcification stages (Image courtesy of University of Cambridge).

Positron Emission Tomography Reveals Vascular Microcalcifications

A new study reveals how a combination of positron emission tomography and computed tomography can identify calcified deposits in the vasculature.   More...
26 Oct 2015

Improved Molecular Breast Imaging Screening System Receives CE Marking

A breast imaging medical device manufacturer has announced that their Molecular Breast Imaging system, intended for women with dense breast tissue, has received the European CE Marking.  More...
26 Oct 2015

Ultrasound Device Increases Breast Cancer Detection Sensitivity

A powerful new tool based on ultrasound helps detect cancer that is mammographically occult in dense breast tissue.   More...
11 Oct 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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