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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
Image: New research shows Photon beam therapy has fewer side effects in pediatric cancer treatment (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Proton Therapy Lowers Cancer Treatment Side Effects

A new study concludes that proton beam therapy (PBT) is as effective as photon radiation in pediatric patients with head and neck cancer, but with less impact on their quality of life. More...
16 Nov 2017
Image: An optical system measures and validates radiation doses (Photo courtesy of RadiaDyne).

Optical Scintillation Detector Monitors Radiation Treatments

A new system provides diagnostic pinpoint accuracy measurement of the radiation treatment plan by verifying the dose delivered is consistent with the prescribed dose. More...
15 Nov 2017
Image: New research shows a simple blood test could establish how sensitive a person is to radiation (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Blood Sample May Establish Patient Radiosensitivity

A new study suggests that flow cytometry analysis can be used to measure a patient’s DNA sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapy treatments. More...
25 Oct 2017
Image: The left-hand PET scan shows brain activity in a pre-menopausal woman, while the scan on the right shows brain activity in a post-menopausal woman (Photo courtesy of WCM).

Menopause Metabolic Changes May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers in the US have found that menopause causes metabolic changes in women’s brains that may increase the risk of them contracting Alzheimer's disease. More...
23 Oct 2017
Image: Mice with a P. aeruginosa-infected wound (left) and control mice (right), and sagittal slices from a micro PET/CT scan one hour after administration of the new tracer (Photo courtesy of Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, Stanford University).

PET Technique Detects Bacterial Infections

A new non-invasive PET imaging technique has been developed that can detect bacterial infections, and monitor antibiotic therapy. More...
16 Oct 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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