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Patients with CVID Could Benefit from New Imaging Technique

An imaging technique using the tracer FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose) together with PET-CT imaging could be used to help patients with inflammatory complications of immunodeficiency disease. More...
08 Dec 2016
Image: Researchers Marco Povoli and Angela Kok with the microscopic radiation sensor (Photo courtesy of SINTEF).

Microscopic Sensor Helps Tailor Radiology Treatments

A new sensor measures radiation doses at the individual cell level, enabling clinicians to obtain a complete picture of how much damage each cell has incurred following treatment. More...
23 Nov 2016
Image: Brain imaging could be used to help predict a patients’ response to psychotherapy (Photo courtesy of Naeblys/fotolia).

Research Indicates Brain Imaging May Predict Response to Psychotherapy

A review of current research on the topic indicates that brain scans may in the future be used to help clinicians predict the response to psychotherapy, of patients with various anxiety and depression-related disorders. More...
23 Nov 2016
Image: Researchers have demonstrated that F-18-florbetaben PET imaging can be used to accurately differentiate between cardiac amyloidosis and hypertensive heart disease (Photo courtesy of W. Phillip Law/Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia).

Researchers Use PET to Visualize Cardiac Amyloidosis

Results of a study have shown that a new non-invasive technique using PET imaging and a radiotracer, can visualize abnormal protein deposits in the heart, in a condition called cardiac amyloidosis. More...
22 Nov 2016
Image: The images demonstrate the use of activity-based probes using optical and PET/CT methods, to detect early signs of atherosclerotic plaques (Photo courtesy of Xiaowei Ma, Toshinobu Saito and Nimali Withana).

Novel Activity-Based Probes Detect Vascular Inflammation

Researchers have shown that a combined optical and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) probe can be used to detect early signs of atherosclerotic plaques. More...
08 Nov 2016
Image: A new study shows WBRT noes not improve outcomes in patients with cancer metastasis in the brain (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Study Shows WBRT Does not Improve Metastatic Lung Cancer Outcomes

Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) adds no value to length or quality of survival in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a new study. More...
28 Oct 2016
Image: A Nanor hybrid head mask and HP Pro Solution baseplate (Photo courtesy of Orfit).

Nano-Based Masks Increase Radiation Therapy Comfort

New immobilization masks made from nano-enhanced thermoplastic sheets reduce pressure on the face during radiation therapy (RT). More...
28 Oct 2016

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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