Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for nuclear and molecular imaging agents, radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals used in PET or SPECT imaging. This includes advances in myocardiac perfusion agents.

Dual-isotope imaging: reduced-dose, shorter-scan-time stress images acquired with 20 mCi Tc-99m at 10 sec/frame. Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic.

News | March 09, 2010

March 9, 2010 – As an alternative to the technetium (Tc-99M) isotope used in many nuclear imaging studies,...

News | February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010 — An agreement has been reached to further augment and diversify a manufacturer's supply...

News | January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected...

News | January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively...

News | December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009 - The U.S. radiopharmacy network currently owned by Covidien is being sold to Triad...

News | December 09, 2009

December 9, 2009 - An expert panel reviewing Canadian medical isotope productions selected electron beam technology...

News | November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 – The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently announced it will...

A myocardial perfusion image generated on a PET/CT system produces high-quality images. Philips Healthcares PET GEMINI TF featured.

Feature | November 18, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan

Our profession faces one of the most significant crises in its history,” said Michael Graham, M.D.,...

Technology | November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009 – A new imaging agent for measuring and monitoring cathepsin B activity associated with...

News | November 06, 2009

November 6, 2009 - As the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 now heads to the U.S. Senate for...

News | November 04, 2009

November 4, 2009 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the review copy of the...

News | October 26, 2009

October 28, 2009 - The imaging industry, especially the new molecular technologies, will drive personalized medicine...

News | September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of PET radiopharmaceuticals, and Aposense...

The vPredict Optical Catheter System is being developed to analyze the chemical makeup of plaque using Raman spectrography. The light-based technology uses a series of fiberoptics that contact the vessel wall.

Feature | September 17, 2009 | Dave Fornell

Ruptured vulnerable plaque (VP) is blamed for the majority of acute myocardial infarctions and many strokes...

News | September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 - Inflation rates for healthcare supplies are projected to remain unchanged through 2010...

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