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Image: New research shows radiotherapy con prolong the life of lung cancer patients (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Radiotherapy Prolongs Survival of NSCLC Patients

Metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) patients treated with a combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) regimen can live up to one year longer, according to a new study. More...
07 Sep 2017
Image: A brain with a decrease of serotonin transporters (blue) for the whole mild cognitive impairment group, and a brain scan of the whole healthy control group (Photo courtesy of the Gwenn Smith Lab).

Low Serotonin Levels Responsible for Cognitive Decline

New research suggests that serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline in Alzheimer and dementia patients, rather than only a side effect. More...
23 Aug 2017
Image: A new study of partial radiation therapy for breast cancer has shown positive results (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Targeted Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Reduces Side Effects

Partial-breast radiotherapy (RT) restricted to the vicinity of the original tumor results in fewer late normal-tissue adverse effects, claims a new study. More...
17 Aug 2017
Image: Using a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests, researchers found that the disease cardiac sarcoidosis affects other organs in 40 percent of patients (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

New PET/CT Imaging Protocol Improves Detection of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Researchers have shown that a new PET/CT imaging technique can enable much more accurate diagnoses of a rare condition called cardiac sarcoidosis than current tests. More...
02 Aug 2017
Image: Strong signals are detected at the sites where inserted catheters had roughened surfaces. Almost no other background signal is visible. Only accumulation in the gallbladder becomes visible at the bottom of the image (Photo courtesy of Piramal Imaging).

PET Tracer Detects Thrombi in Blood Vessels and Brain

The results of a new pre-clinical study show that a fluorine-18 (18F) labeled ligand can be used to target GPIIb/IIIa receptors, and detect tiny blood clots during a diagnostic imaging scan. More...
17 Jul 2017
Image: A new study suggests SRS can help relieve trigeminal neuralgia (Photo courtesy of DioMedia).

Radiosurgery Improves QOL for Patients with Facial Pain

A new study suggests that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can improve the quality of life (QOL) of patients with trigeminal neuralgia and also reduce their depression. More...
13 Jul 2017
Image: A new study shows a single dose of radiation therapy can treat metastatic spinal cord compression (Photo courtesy of NCI).

Single RT Treatment Relieves Spinal Compression Symptoms

A new study suggests that a single radiation therapy (RT) treatment is as effective as a full week of RT for treating spinal cord compression (SCC), a common complication of metastatic cancer. More...
16 Jun 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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