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Image: The MRIdian Linac radiation therapy system (Photo courtesy of ViewRay).

Linear Accelerator Powers Novel Radiation Therapy System

A next-generation linear accelerator (linac)-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy (RT) system improves treatment efficacy. More...
16 Mar 2017
Image: A patient undergoing SRS following brain surgery (Photo courtesy of DioMedia).

Targeted Radiosurgery Superior to WBRT for Treating Brain Tumors

A new study suggests that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) provides better outcomes for patients with metastatic brain tumors than whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT). More...
03 Mar 2017
Image: New research shows fractionating radiation therapy improves surgery results (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Fractionated Radiotherapy Improves Cancer Surgery Results

Short-course preoperative radiotherapy (RT) combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side effects of rectal cancer surgery, according to a new study. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: The new tracer shows tumors in a 64-year-old man with PC (Photo courtesy of NIBIB).

New Radiotracer Helps Diagnose Prostate Cancer Faster

A new study describes a radioactive tracer that targets two different biomarkers, gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) and integrin αvβ3, which often indicate prostate cancer (PC). More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: A new study shows hyperfractionated radiotherapy with concomitant chemotherapy provides best results for some cancers (Photo courtesy of NCI).

Twice-Daily Radiation Therapy Reduces Cancer Mortality

Splitting daily radiation therapy (RT) treatment into two portions allows more effective treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study. More...
10 Feb 2017
Image: An example of an FDG-PET imaging scan of the human brain (Photo courtesy of PubMed).

Studies Reveal Pathway Linking Brain and CV Events

Researchers have for the first time found a pathway linking brain activity in the amygdala, elevated immune system activity and inflammation, and cardiovascular events in human beings. More...
01 Feb 2017
Image: Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) that shows perfusion in the brain of a rat (Photo courtesy of AXT).

MPI Technology Now Available to Medical Researchers in Australia

Medical researchers in Australia now have access to a new imaging technology called Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) that can give researchers improved insight into organ and tissue function, with sensitivity comparable to that of nuclear medicine, the speed of Computed Tomography (CT), and the resolution of Magnetic Resolution Imaging (MRI). More...
17 Jan 2017

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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