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July 28, 2010 – The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals (CORAR) applauded a recent decision by a Medicare administrative to correct coding, coverage and payment policies for...

July 9, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced this week that it has signed a new manufacturing and supply agreement with MDS Nordion to purchase molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the parent isotope...

July 8, 2010 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced this week it has authorized the reactivation of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Ontario, Canada...

June 14, 2010 – A radio tracer is quickly gaining popularity among cardiologists in the United States.

June 8, 2010 - Since August of 2009, Lantheus Medical Imaging has been exploring options to obtain additional molybdenum (Mo-99), which is used to make technetium-99m, an radioisotope used in...

June 8, 2010 – A recent study found a potential new molecular imaging agent combined with post-scan image processing technology could result in crisper pictures of the heart. The results were...

May 20, 2010 – A new partnership enables data communication between Medrad's Intego positron emission tomography (PET) infusion system and Pinestar Technology's Nuclear Medicine Information System...

May 19, 2010 – A new study shows a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging agent can identified symptomatic heart failure patients most likely to experience cardiac events.

April 2, 2010 – The FDA, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) are hosting a joint two–topic workshop, April 13–14, at the Natcher Conference...

March 16, 2010 – Preliminary results from the single-center study suggest that compared to SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), flurpiridaz F18 PET MPI has a higher diagnostic specificity for...

March 9, 2010 – As an alternative to the technetium (Tc-99M) isotope used in many nuclear imaging studies, UltraSPECT is advocating the use of thallium isotope (TI-201) imaging as an alternative...

February 17, 2010 — An agreement has been reached to further augment and diversify a manufacturer's supply of molybdenum 99 (Mo 99) to produce the medical isotope technetium 99m (Tc 99m).

January 26, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to help develop a U.S. supply of a radioisotope used in...

January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively loses its ability to pump blood, that affects more than five million people in the United...

December 18, 2009 - The U.S. radiopharmacy network currently owned by Covidien is being sold to Triad Isotopes in a deal announced today.

Covidien said it decided to divest its network of...

December 9, 2009 - An expert panel reviewing Canadian medical isotope productions selected electron beam technology as a superior approach to accelerator-based isotope production.

The...

November 18, 2009 – The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently announced it will increase the reimbursement for positron emission tomography (PET) cardiac procedures in 2010.

November 13, 2009 – A new imaging agent for measuring and monitoring cathepsin B activity associated with disease progression and therapeutic response in vivo will be released at the American...

November 6, 2009 - As the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 now heads to the U.S. Senate for approval, legislation that would create a stable and reliable supply of medical isotopes...

November 4, 2009 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the review copy of the 2010 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) final rule on Oct. 30, 2009....