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Nuclear medicine

Image: A circle of the hydrogel, irradiated on the left half, whereas the right half is not irradiated (Photo courtesy of ASU)

Optical Hydrogel Monitors Cancer Patients Radiation Dose

 A novel hydrogel applied directly to a patient's skin changes color in direct correlation to radiation therapy (RT) dose levels, claims a new study. More...
26 Feb 2020
Image: The Varian Probeam proton therapy System (Photo courtesy of Varian)

Adaptive Proton RT Democratizes Cancer Care

 An artificial intelligence (AI)-driven radiotherapy (RT) solution delivers a holistic adaptive treatment experience to improve patient care. More...
20 Feb 2020
Image: Radioactive iodine is the recommended treatment for hyperthyroidism (Photo courtesy of iStock)

Radioactive Iodine Most Effective Treatment for Hyperthyroidism

12 Feb 2020
Image: Ultrahigh dose proton RT can deliver an entire radiation dose in a second (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Flash RT Could Deliver Radiation Dosage Within One Second

 A new study details how proton radiation can be used to theoretically give a cancer patient their entire course of radiotherapy (RT) in one rapid treatment. More...
21 Jan 2020
Image: Photon beam therapy has fewer side effects in pediatric cancer treatment (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Proton Therapy as Effective as Standard Radiation Therapy

 Cancer patients who receive proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared to those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy (RT), claims a new study. More...
08 Jan 2020
Image: Acupuncture can reduce the severity of radiation induced dry mouth (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Acupuncture Reduces Radiation-Induced Xerostomia

 A new study shows that acupuncture can help prevent the dry mouth experienced by patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy (RT). More...
30 Dec 2019
Image: Lithium can help restore cognition after brain irradiation (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Lithium Reverses Radiation Brain Damage and Rescues Cognition

 A new study shows that lithium can help reverse irradiation-induced loss of hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive impairment. More...
27 Nov 2019

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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