New PET tracer detects lung tumors
December 3, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer is safe and appears effective for detecting neuroendocrine tumors in patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent small cell lung cancer, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
PET/MRI proves TNF blockers effective for ankylosing spondylitis
December 3, 2021 -- PET/MRI scans of ankylosing spondylitis patients show that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers reduce the cellular bone activity driving the disease, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
New radiotracer improves management of prostate cancer patients
December 2, 2021 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 DCFPyL detects more metastatic tumors and can significantly improve treatment decisions compared with conventional imaging in patients with prostate cancer, according to research presented Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
GE targets radiology efficiency with new product launches
November 30, 2021 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching new products across a range of medical imaging modalities at RSNA 2021, with a common theme: making radiology departments and imaging centers more efficient. The introductions include a new MRI family and a new CT scanner. Read More
PET assesses brain function in COVID-19 patients
November 29, 2021 -- Patients with neurological symptoms due to COVID-19 appear to be in the clear after five months, according to a study presented Monday morning at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Canon's virtual exhibit highlights include new MRI scanner
November 29, 2021 -- While Canon Medical Systems opted not to exhibit in person in McCormick Place, the company is still showcasing its products with a virtual exhibition. Among Canon's highlights are a new MRI scanner, deep learning-based enhancements in CT reconstruction, and a new ultrasound package. Read More
F-18 fluoroestradiol tracer useful for diagnosing breast cancer
November 28, 2021 -- F-18 fluoroestradiol PET/CT imaging could improve patient management in women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast cancer, according to a presentation Sunday morning at the RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
Photon-counting CT scanner paces Siemens at RSNA 2021
November 28, 2021 -- A new photon-counting CT scanner called Naeotom Alpha is the main attraction at the RSNA 2021 booth of Siemens Healthineers this week. The company is also highlighting new product launches in MRI, conventional CT, software for women's health, and other modalities. Read More
PET/MRI proves valuable in difficult epilepsy cases
November 24, 2021 -- PET/MRI can identify the brain lesions causing seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy when standard approaches fail, according to research published November 20 in Epilepsy Research. The findings may offer hope for patients for whom surgery is often the only treatment option. Read More
PET links psychological stress and asthma
November 23, 2021 -- PET imaging of brain activity in people with asthma shows that psychological stress is involved in triggering asthma attacks, according to a study published November 17 in Biological Psychology. Read More