Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers
Zevacor Molecular (Zevacor), manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radiopharmaceuticals, announced the arrival of a...
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has received approval to begin routine production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) facility in Columbia, Missouri.
GE Healthcare announced that it has created a solution to make positron emission tomography (PET) tracers for diagnostic imaging more readily available. At the Society for Nuclear Medicine and...
Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scientific Committee, discusses the new technologies and trends at SNMMI 2014.
A PET-CT cardiac perfusion exam from a Siemens Biograph scanner. The black and white areas of the image show the CT imaging of the anatomy. The colored portion shows the PET overlay on the myocardium and is color-coded to show tracer uptake values. This can show areas of the heart muscle where there are perfusion defects cause by infarcts or coronary artery blockages due to a heart attack and help determine the severity of the ischemia.