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Image: Research shows shorter PMRT courses are safe and effective (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

HypoFractionated RT Following Mastectomy Found Effective

A new study shows that a three-week course of radiation therapy (RT) following mastectomy is safe and cuts treatment time in half. More...
17 May 2017
Image: The Unity MR-linac system was unveiled at the ESTRO 36 meeting in Vienna, Austria (Photo courtesy of Elekta).

MR-Linac System for Difficult Cases Unveiled

An innovative new MR/RT system that could change cancer care especially for cases that are difficult to treat has been unveiled. More...
16 May 2017
Image: A new non-invasive PET imaging technique can help clinicians predict immunotherapy response earlier (Photo courtesy of AACR Journals).

PET Technique Predicts Early Immunotherapy Response

Researchers have demonstrated a new PET imaging technique, which can find tumors that respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors, by measuring the activity of an immune cell protein. More...
09 May 2017
Image: A new study found the use of a non-invasive 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT imaging exam together with conventional CT or MRI could prevent thousands of patients undergoing unnecessary surgery for benign kidney tumors (Photo courtesy of iStock).

SPECT/CT Could Prevent Unnecessary Surgery for Kidney Tumors

Researchers have shown that a non-invasive imaging exam, 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT, together with a regular CT or MRI scan, can prevent unnecessary surgery for many patients with benign kidney tumors. More...
02 May 2017
Image: The University of Missouri Research Reactor (Photo courtesy of MURR).

U.S. Plans Production of Medical Isotopes in 2018

Once operational, the University of Missouri Research Reactor will be capable of supporting nearly half of U.S. demand for molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which currently must be imported from outside North America. More...
26 Apr 2017
Image: A PET/CT image showing the lungs of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Researchers Develop PET Probe to Assist Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

Researchers have developed a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging probe that can help diagnose and stage pulmonary fibrosis. More...
12 Apr 2017
Image: The MEVION S250i with HYPERSCAN proton-therapy pencil-beam scanning system (Photo courtesy of Mevion Medical Systems).

Proton Pencil Beam Scanner Installed at US University Hospital

The first installation of a novel, advanced, proton-therapy pencil beam scanning system that provides a new standard of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) for cancer treatments, has taken place in a university hospital in the US. More...
11 Apr 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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