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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
Image: A new study confirms pelvic external beam therapy is preferred for treating endometrial cancer (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia).

Pelvic Radiation Recommended for Early Endometrial Cancer

A new study confirms that radiation alone offers better pelvic control and fewer severe side effects than a combination of brachytherapy and chemotherapy in women with early high-risk endometrial cancer. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: New applications offer consistent and highly automated SRS planning (Photo courtesy of Brainlab).

Patient-Tailored Software Helps Plan Radiosurgery Treatment

Two new stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) software applications facilitate quick planning, spare organs at risk, and create highly conformal radiation doses in the brain and spine. More...
11 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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