United Imaging gets FDA nod for total-body PET/CT unit
January 22, 2019 -- Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for uExplorer, a total-body PET/CT scanner developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Davis.  Discuss
How medical imaging can accelerate drug development
January 22, 2019 -- It can take 15 years to get a drug candidate from the lab to approval. Could medical imaging speed up that process? Olga Kubassova, PhD, of Image Analysis Group explains how imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, and PET are helping to track biomarkers in clinical studies, potentially bringing lifesaving therapies to patients more quickly.  Discuss
Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine
January 21, 2019 -- The underrepresentation 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, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
New PET tracer could aid melanoma detection
January 17, 2019 -- A new PET tracer designed to target melanin pigment could improve the detection of both primary and metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Both sides weigh in on plan to loosen radiopharma rules
January 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposal to create a way for physicians with little or no background in nuclear medicine to become "limited authorized users" and dispense radiopharmaceuticals is drawing both opposition and support from across the healthcare spectrum.  Discuss
Alzheimer's biomarkers could affect races differently
January 10, 2019 -- Using MRI and PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid assays, researchers have collected data on a variety of key biomarkers that might explain whether Alzheimer's disease develops differently in Caucasians and African-Americans. So far, the preliminary findings are creating more questions than answers in a study published online January 7 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Editorial slams NRC plan to expand radiopharmaceutical users
January 7, 2019 -- An editorial published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine expressed strong objections to actions by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to promote its alternative pathway for physicians to gain certification to administer radionuclide therapies.  Discuss
United Imaging breaks into U.S. imaging market
January 2, 2019 -- Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) has officially put down stakes in the U.S. UIH Solutions made its debut at RSNA 2018 with a multimodality line of scanners, including a unique total-body PET scanner.  Discuss
Is menopause a good time to treat women for Alzheimer's?
December 21, 2018 -- By using women's menopausal status and levels of beta-amyloid plaque as markers for possible progression to Alzheimer's disease, researchers are hoping to determine the best time to begin treatment to slow the onset of the condition, according to a study published online December 12 in PLOS One.  Discuss
AI could bring ultralow-dose imaging to amyloid PET
December 18, 2018 -- With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), researchers have developed a way to generate diagnostic-quality images from PET/MR scans to detect amyloid deposits with considerably less radiotracer dose. Their findings were published online December 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Special Feature
Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine and patients

Patients justifiably are the centers of attention in imaging procedures, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is reaching out to them through the formation of a patient advocacy advisory board. In this video, we speak with Josh Mailman, inaugural chair of the board. Read more

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