Zr-89 immuno-PET could help predict cancer therapy outcomes
December 18, 2019 -- Researchers are one step closer to proving the worth of zirconium-89 (Zr-89) immuno-PET as a noninvasive approach to predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
PET and prejudice: Insurance firms' misconceptions
December 10, 2019 -- Healthcare insurance companies should value PET imaging and its cost-effective contributions to patient outcomes rather than view the modality as too expensive and unworthy of reimbursement, according to an editorial in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET rules out need for radiotherapy in lymphoma patients
December 10, 2019 -- Most patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have a clear PET scan can safely skip radiation treatment, according to a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute that was presented December 8 at the 2019 American Society of Hematology conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
New imaging technique may ID colorectal cancer in real-time
December 6, 2019 -- Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new imaging technique based on optical tomography combined with deep learning that may provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - How soon after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation can patients safely undergo FDG-PET/CT? A study presented Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting found that such a scan within the first 12 months is quite feasible.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly improve the assessments of how well patients with meningiomas respond to surgery and/or radiation treatment, according to a study presented Sunday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
United Imaging launches mobile PET/CT unit at RSNA 2019
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - United Imaging Healthcare is marking its second RSNA meeting as an exhibitor by launching a new mobile digital PET/CT scanner, UMI 550. The company is also debuting an ultrawide-bore 3-tesla MRI scanner and is showcasing products that have received regulatory clearance since last year's meeting.  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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