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Image: A round breast tumor with oxygen microbubbles spread throughout the tumor (Photo courtesy of John Eisenbrey/ TJU).

Oxygen Microbubbles Sensitize Tumors to Radiation Therapy

Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three times more sensitive to radiation therapy (RT), according to a new study. More...
14 Feb 2018
Image: An innovative integrates oncology disciplines for improved patient care (Photo courtesy of RaySearch Laboratories).

Oncology Information System Supports Comprehensive Care

A next-generation oncology information system (OIS) connects all oncology disciplines, enabling users to fluidly coordinate tasks and ensure optimal use of resources. More...
31 Jan 2018
Image: CT-guided pulsed RF therapy relieves Sciatica and back pain (Photo courtesy of Alessandro Napoli/ Sapienza University).

Image-Guided RF Treatment Relieves Lower Back Pain

Computerized tomography (CT)-guided pulsed radiofrequency (RF) is beneficial for patients with acute or subacute neuro-radicular pain and sciatica, according to a new study. More...
24 Jan 2018
Image: The S250i proton therapy system with Hyperscan PBS (Photo courtesy of Mevion Medical Systems).

Compact Radiation System Delivers Conformal RT Treatments

Novel pencil beam scanning (PBS) technology uses hyperscanning to deliver faster, sharper, and more robust radiation therapy (RT) treatments. More...
23 Jan 2018
Image: The GammaPod dedicated RT system (Photo courtesy of Xcision Medical Systems).

Stereotactic Radiotherapy System Treats Breast Cancer

A new cobalt (Co60) teletherapy device delivers a radiation dose to specific areas of the breast, in conjunction with breast conserving treatment. More...
10 Jan 2018
Image: An MRI showing focal restriction of diffusion (A), with corresponding upregulated CXCR4 expression (Photo courtesy of Hannover Medical School).

Nuclear Medicine Test Identifies Kidney Transplant Infection

A novel positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) test can determine whether a kidney transplant patient has developed infection in the transplanted tissue, according to a new study. More...
28 Nov 2017
Image: A new study shows theranostic radioimmunotherapy targets colorectal cancer (Photo courtesy of RSNA).

Radioimmunotherapy System Effectively Treats Colorectal Cancer

A new study describes a three-step theranostic nuclear medicine strategy that targets and eliminates colorectal cancer without any treatment-related toxic effects. More...
24 Nov 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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