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Image: A new study shows higher doses of radiation hold no benefit for treating prostate cancer (Photo courtesy of Cancer Research UK).

Higher Radiation Dose Yields No Survival Benefit in Prostate Cancer

A new study reveals that while radiation therapy (RT) dose escalation does not improve overall survival (OS), it does reduce the need for secondary therapies. More...
28 Mar 2018
Image: 64CuCl2 PET/CT images reveal two positive small lymph nodes (A, C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B, D) is negative (Photo courtesy of Arnoldo Piccardo/ Galliera Hospital).

Novel PET Imaging Agent Targets Copper Atoms

A novel positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging agent that traces copper accumulation in tumors can help detect prostate cancer (PC) recurrence, according to a new study. More...
21 Mar 2018
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Image: PET images of kidneys and spleen 90 minutes post injection of 18F-BMS-986192 and anti-PD-L1 immunohistochemistry of healthy monkey spleen tissue (R) (Photo courtesy of David Donnelly/ BMS).

PET Scan May Help Personalize Cancer Treatment

A same-day, noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET)-based imaging approach could help guide cancer treatment decisions and assess treatment response, claims a new study. More...
14 Mar 2018
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


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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