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Image: Micrograph of Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymph node fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimen. Field stain (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Early PET-Negative Stage I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Show Increased Risk of Early Relapse when Radiotherapy Is Not Used

Analysis of a new study indicates an increased risk of early relapse when excluding radiotherapy in early positron emission tomography scan-negative patients with stage I/II Hodgkin’s lymphoma.   More...
23 Apr 2014

Beam Technology Enables Less Harmful, More Accurate, and Cost-Effective Radiotherapy

Newly developed technology will enable more effective, less harmful, and drastically less costly radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment using low-energy X-ray tubes instead of high-energy sources typically used today.   More...
21 Apr 2014
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Image: Sagittal section of brain PET image at four hours after 64CuCl2 injection with disulfiram or D-penicillamine in MD model mice (Photo courtesy of the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies).

PET Imaging Used to Assess Effectiveness of Menkes Disease Treatments

Japanese scientists are using PET imaging to visualize the distribution of copper in the body using lab mice. Copper distribution is deregulated in a genetic disorder called Menkes disease.   More...
15 Apr 2014

Sharp Decline Seen in Use of Cardiac Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

There has been a substantial decrease in the use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging since 2006, an imaging modality used to detect areas of the heart with decreased blood flow, a decline that cannot be justified by an increase in other imaging methods, according to recent findings.   More...
15 Apr 2014

Collaboration Expands Capacity for Proton Therapy Clinical Research and Patient Treatments

Varian Medical Systems and the Paul Scherrer Institute are extending an existing collaboration in the field of proton therapy to offer patients more accurate cancer treatments using intensity-modulated proton therapy.   More...
14 Apr 2014

Helium Ions May Provide Better-Targeted Treatment in Pediatric Radiotherapy

Scientists have for the first time been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiotherapy could deliver effective treatment to tumors while sparing healthy organs.   More...
14 Apr 2014
Image: The newly proposed layered structure of bone minerals (Photo courtesy of Cambridge University).

Shock-Absorbing “Goo” Discovered in Bone

A combination of imaging techniques and computational modeling reveals that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of “goo” trapped between tiny crystals that provides a flexibility that stops bones from shattering.   More...
09 Apr 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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