Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients
May 3, 2018 -- German researchers obtained positive results with a novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) approach for ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma used with SPECT/CT, scintigraphy, and PET/CT. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia
April 30, 2018 -- The presence of amyloid on PET scans may be a sign that adults with no symptoms of dementia are still at risk of mild cognitive impairment or even Alzheimer's disease in the future as they age, according to a study published online April 30 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage?
April 27, 2018 -- Major changes are taking place in the intricate network that supplies healthcare providers around the world with molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a key radioisotope for nuclear medicine studies. The question is, can the nuclear medicine community avoid another devastating shutdown like the one that occurred in 2009?  Discuss
Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
April 17, 2018 -- A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies on patients who received nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans were exposed to residual radiation from the patients. While the radiation levels were low, the researchers advised that sonographers modify their scanning techniques.  Discuss
New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers
April 17, 2018 -- New research guidelines for classifying whether individuals have Alzheimer's disease rely heavily on the use of biomarkers from imaging scans. The new framework was published in the April issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.  Discuss
PET tracer may predict depression treatment success
April 9, 2018 -- A new PET tracer designed to target a certain protein in the amygdala is showing promise for determining the efficacy of treatment for major depressive disorder, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Special Feature
Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine

The under-representation of women in academic diagnostic radiology has had a ripple effect in nuclear medicine, where men outnumber women by almost 6-to-1 in professorial and leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

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