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Five Proton Therapy Treatment Rooms Plus System Upgrade Deployed at Scripps Proton Therapy Center

An upgrade of a proton system will improve workflow at a US proton therapy center, enabling the use of the fixed-beam treatment rooms as well as more diverse patient-positioning devices. Moreover the new technology is designed to enhance the quality of images generated by the system’s integrated imager.  More...
16 Oct 2014

PET/CT Imaging Could Transform Diagnosis and Treatment for Children with Neuroblastoma

A new trial has been initiated in the United Kingdom that could change the way children with one of the most lethal types of cancer are diagnosed.   More...
15 Oct 2014

FDG-PET/CT Imaging Helpful for Breast Cancer Patients Younger Than Forty

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of patients younger than 40 who were first diagnosed with stage I–III breast cancer resulted in a change of diagnosis, new findings showed.   More...
15 Oct 2014

PET-CT Used for Lung Cancer Diagnosis May Be Less Effective in Areas Where Infectious Lung Disease Is More Common

An analysis of data gleaned from 70 studies revealed that use of the diagnostic imaging modality fluorodeoxyglucose F18-positron emission tomography combined with CT may not effectively differentiate benign disease from lung cancer in patients with endemic infectious lung disease compared with nonendemic regions, according to recent research.  More...
08 Oct 2014

PET-CT Imaging Forecasts Survival of Lymphoma Better Than Standard Imaging Strategies

Positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging is more accurate than traditional CT scanning in gauging response to treatment and predicting survival in patients with follicular lymphoma, and should be used routinely in clinical practice.  More...
28 Sep 2014

First All Pencil-Beam Proton Center in the United States Designed to Treat Wide Range of Tumors

The first proton therapy center in the United States designed to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting excellent results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient care in February 2014.  More...
24 Sep 2014

MRI and PET Used with Solid Tumor Response Evaluation Criteria to Track Treatment in Bone Metastases

Imaging technologies are very useful in evaluating a patient’s response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using solid tumor response evaluation criteria.  More...
22 Sep 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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