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Image: The whole body of a rat can be imaged for blood clots with one PET scan, overlaid here on an MRI image, using the FBP8 probe. The arrow points to a blood clot (Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society).

Single PET Scan Could Replace Multiple Modalities in Detecting Blood Clots

Researchers have presented an experimental technique that could be used to discover blood clots using a single, fast, whole-body scan, at the 250th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.  More...
14 Sep 2015

Clinical Study Shows Added Value of Amyloid PET Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

Early-onset dementia patients could benefit from a new PET imaging agent developed by a major medical imaging vendor.  More...
29 Jul 2015

New Imaging Collaboration Could Improve Treatment and Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients

A development agreement between a large medical imaging vendor and smaller medical device company promises to help promote a unique minimally invasive treatment that can ablate the prostate gland.   More...
27 Jul 2015

3D Printing Supports Accurate Radiation Therapy Delivery

A new study demonstrates how an inexpensive three dimensional printer can be used to manufacture a patient-specific bolus for external beam therapy.  More...
08 Jul 2015

Hybrid Scanner Using Five Molecular Imaging Techniques Under Development

Scientists are developing a new molecular, preclinical hybrid imaging system to help find new drugs and to advance imaging research.  More...
30 Jun 2015

New PET Tracer Capable of Accurately Pinpointing Life-Threatening Blood Clots

Researchers have demonstrated that a new molecular imaging technique using Positron Emission Tomography and a new radiotracer Cu-64 FBP8 can accurately pinpoint nearly all thrombi throughout the body of laboratory rats.  More...
29 Jun 2015
Image: Chemist Amanda Youker purifying molybdenum-99 (Photo courtesy of Wes Agresta/ ANL).

Fast Neutrons Help Produce Medical Isotopes

An innovative process is being used to create a stable commercial source of molybdenum radioisotopes, widely used in diagnostic imaging.  More...
21 Jun 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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