Faces revealed from brain PET images
June 6, 2022 -- Could hackers use brain PET scans to recognize patient faces? Unexpectedly, yes, and at rates high enough to warrant "de-facing" research PET images before sharing data, according to a study published June 3 in NeuroImage. Read More
PET with Pylarify beats standard imaging in prostate cancer
June 2, 2022 -- PET imaging with a recently approved prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiotracer could improve cancer treatment planning for a large number of men with high-risk disease, according to a study published May 24 in Radiology. Read More
Best practices could help AI deployment in nuclear medicine
May 31, 2022 -- Nuclear medicine imaging lacks a rigorous strategy for evaluating artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms developed for clinical use, say an international group of experts. To that end, they recently offered a set of best practices that they say could help transfer research into the field. Read More
AI software could help cut PET scan times in half
May 25, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can improve image quality in half-count F-18 FDG-PET scans, a finding that paves the way for significant cuts in acquisition time in routine clinical practice, according to French researchers. Read More
FAPI-PET shows promise detecting biliary tract cancer
May 23, 2022 -- Fibroblast-activation protein inhibitor (FAPI)-PET imaging proved to be superior to current methods such as FDG-PET for staging patients with biliary tract tumors for surgery in a study published May 17 in Radiology. Read More
PET/MRI provides new insights into knee osteoarthritis
May 19, 2022 -- PET/MRI has identified which compartments of the knee may be the best targets for new treatments for early osteoarthritis, according to a study published May 16 in Clinical Radiology. Read More
Brigham and Women's gets FDA warning letter on PET tracers
May 18, 2022 -- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has responded to a recent warning letter it received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding "significant violations" at its facility for producing PET radiotracers. Read More
SNMMI updates guidelines on PSMA-PET imaging
May 13, 2022 -- The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is now considering all PSMA-PET radiotracers for detecting prostate cancer -- whether approved or not -- as equivalent, and it will refer to them as a class ("PSMA PET"), according to a recent update of the society's Appropriate Use Criteria. Read More
PET/CT reveals heart artery inflammation in COVID-19 patients
May 6, 2022 -- PET/CT imaging shows that inflammation of the aorta is increased in the early postinfection stage of COVID-19 in patients with severe disease, according to a study published May 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Read More
Imaging criteria helps pick best patients for Pluvicto treatment
May 3, 2022 -- What's the best way to pick which patients should receive treatment with Pluvicto, a recently approved radiopharmaceutical therapy for metastatic prostate cancer? Imaging criteria can help select the best candidates, according to a presentation May 2 at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More