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Survey Assesses Patients’ Understanding of Own Imaging Exams

A study by researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center investigating patients’ knowledge of the nature of imaging exams they were about to undergo, has been published online in the April 10, 2015, issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  More...
12 May 2015
Image: PET scan images (Courtesy of King’s College London).

Preventing Unnecessary Radiotherapy for Patients with Early-Stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

A new study suggested that patients with early-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma disease, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy with the drugs doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine, and presented negative findings from Positron-Emission Tomography, did not need additional field radiotherapy.  More...
27 Apr 2015
Image: CTE Progression (Photo courtesy of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA).

New Innovative Imaging Technique Used for Diagnosing CTE in Athletes

Results of a study published in the April 6, 2015, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Unites States of America has shown that a Positron Emission Tomography scan can help researchers diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in contact sport athletes who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries.  More...
22 Apr 2015

Funding Approved for Major New Study on the Value of PET Scans for Alzheimer's Disease

A new four-year trial with an estimated budget of USD 100 million has been announced by the US Alzheimer's Association, and the American College of Radiology.   More...
20 Apr 2015

Innovative Technique Promises New Inroads into the Diagnosis and Management of Pain

Magnetic Resonance Neurography is emerging as a promising technique for diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain. The annual cost of treating chronic pain and lost productivity is more than that of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.  More...
19 Apr 2015

Research Underway on Novel Lung Cancer Radiotherapy Treatment

Potentially ground-breaking research is intended to find the role of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy/Stereo-Tactic Body Radiation therapy in the treatment of bulkier Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.  More...
06 Apr 2015

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

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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