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Construction of Australian Nuclear Medicine Production Plant Begins

The new facility is being built as part of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Nuclear Medicine project, and includes an investment of USD 168.8 by the Australian government. The ANM project also includes the construction of a Synroc plant for treatment of radioactive waste from the manufacture of nuclear medicines.  More...
09 Feb 2015

PET/CT Improves Assessment of Oesophageal Malignancy

Esophageal carcinoma is the eighth most common cancer globally. It occurs in the inside lining of the esophagus, and is diagnosed by biopsy using Endoscopic Ultrasound. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or palliative care. Radiotherapy is often used for both curative and palliative treatment. The outcomes of treatment are often poor because of late diagnosis, and can result in a 5-year survival rate of only 13%‒18%.  More...
03 Feb 2015
Image: Molecular Breast Imaging (right) detected 3.6 times as many invasive cancers as digital mammography (left) in the latest study of more than 1,500 women with dense breast tissue. About half of screening-age women have dense breast tissue, which digital mammography renders the same whitish shade as tumors. Results are published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (Photo courtesy of the Mayo Clinic / AJR).

New Screening Method Can Significantly Improve Detection of Breast Cancers in Dense Breast Tissue

A large percentage of women of screening age have dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is difficult to distinguish from and obscures tumors in X-ray mammography images.  More...
02 Feb 2015

Neuroimaging Devised to Help Predict Future Behavior

A review article has focused on a number of recent studies showing that brain imaging can help predict an individual’s future learning, criminality, health-related behaviors, and response to drug or behavioral treatments. The technology may offer new strategies for customizing educational and clinical practices.  More...
02 Feb 2015
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


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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