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Image: A new study shows a single dose of radiation therapy can treat metastatic spinal cord compression (Photo courtesy of NCI).

Single RT Treatment Relieves Spinal Compression Symptoms

A new study suggests that a single radiation therapy (RT) treatment is as effective as a full week of RT for treating spinal cord compression (SCC), a common complication of metastatic cancer. More...
16 Jun 2017
Image: By combining optical and molecular imaging, British researchers have developed a potential solution to help surgeons get the tumor margins right the first time during breast surgery (Photo courtesy of King’s College).

Combined Imaging Technique Used in Breast Surgery

Researchers in the UK have shown that a combined optical and molecular imaging technique can be used to assess tumor margins during breast-conserving surgery. More...
13 Jun 2017
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Image: An example of radiation a therapy treatment for head and neck cancer patients (Photo courtesy of the Head and Neck Cancer Guide).

Personalized Radiotherapy Treatments Developed for Cancer Patients

Researchers have revealed a new innovative radiation therapy approach, called the radiosensitivity index, which can improve the outcomes of radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer. More...
05 Jun 2017
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

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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