PET model tracks beta amyloid, Alzheimer's risk
July 19, 2019 -- Swedish and Canadian researchers have developed a four-stage model that uses florbetapir-PET scans for tracking beta-amyloid accumulation in adults to gauge their risk of progression to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
PET shows how women are more susceptible to Alzheimer's
July 18, 2019 -- PET images have uncovered consistently greater accumulation of tau protein in the brains of women compared with men, bolstering the current knowledge on how one's sex might affect a progression to dementia, according to a study presented at this week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference.  Discuss
PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health
July 17, 2019 -- PET and MR images show that older adults who are physically active have significantly less beta-amyloid accumulation and gray matter volume loss, which results in more stable cognitive skills, according to a study published online July 16 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Vest technology could monitor patient therapy at home
July 15, 2019 -- Patients undergoing personalized lutetium-177 (Lu-177) DOTATATE therapy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors may soon be monitored in the comfort of their homes after treatment, thanks to a newly developed vest.  Discuss
PET/MRI can pinpoint causes of chronic extremity pain
July 3, 2019 -- FDG-PET can help boost the detection of abnormalities associated with complex regional pain syndrome when clinicians turn to PET/MRI for diagnosis of the condition, according to a study presented last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.  Discuss
Bracco to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics
June 27, 2019 -- Contrast developer Bracco Imaging has signed a definitive agreement to acquire molecular imaging firm Blue Earth Diagnostics for $450 million, with an additional closing adjustment estimated at $25 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, with Blue Earth becoming a subsidiary of Bracco Imaging.  Discuss
SNMMI: Whole-body dynamic PET matches standard images
June 27, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed a whole-body PET protocol with much shorter acquisition times to analyze tumor processes in a new study. But how does it compare to conventional PET? They presented their data at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: Multicancer radiotracer wins Image of the Year
June 26, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A group of German researchers received this year's Image of the Year honor at the annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting for a radiotracer that can detect 28 different types of cancer.  Discuss
Video from SNMMI 2019: Alan Packard on molybdenum supply
June 26, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - Supplies of molybdenum have been stable for the past few months, but will this key radioisotope continue to be available in the future? Alan Packard, PhD, president-elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for the 2019-2020 term, spoke with AuntMinnie.com at this week's annual conference.  Discuss
Video from SNMMI 2019: Dr. Francois Lamoureux on access to PET
June 25, 2019 -- ANAHEIM, CA - Access to PET services is widely variable across the 10 provinces of Canada, according to Dr. François Lamoureux of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine. He discusses access to PET in Canada in this video from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss