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A report released by IMV Medical Information Division found that providers of nuclear medicine (NM)...

The highest levels of radiation dose in medical imaging are reported in nuclear medicine and pressure is growing for lower dose.

GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of all its nuclear imaging systems and called for its systems to not be operated until the vendor can inspect the scanner. The recall follows the death...

Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for cardiac imaging, new advances make SPECT more attractive. Both...

Radiation exposure has become a major public health concern in both lay and medical publications. In nuclear medicine, the recent introduction of hybrid imaging in the form of SPECT/CT and PET/CT...

Siemens Healthcare has introduced the world’s first xSPECT system — combines the high sensitivity of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the high specificity of computed...

UltraSPECT announced the installation of its proprietary Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) software at nearly 10 healthcare facilities. The installations came as a result of the recent...

Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was found only in research institutes, but little by little the technology has expanded into...

Positron Corp PosiRx 3000-Series Pharmacy Automation Systems

Positron Corp. announced the release of the PosiRx 3000-Series, its latest pharmacy automation systems. The PosiRx 3000-Series are the first systems to automate and encompass the complete...

Nuclear Imaging Choosing Wisely Five Questions Testing PET/SPECT Systems

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released a list of specific tests that are commonly ordered—but not always necessary — in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging as...

Nuclear Medicine Information Systems LLC (NMIS) and BioDose LLC have been renamed and rebranded as ec2 Software Solutions, company officials announced.

The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT -— has revolutionized the imaging world...

August 2, 2012 — According to new research published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine,...

July 13, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has embarked on a five-year joint research and development (R&D) program with the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, the...

GE Healthcare introduced the latest addition to its Nuclear Medicine 600 series with a new performance SPECT/CT (single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography) system, the Optima...

June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of nuclear medicine (NM) applications for IntelliSpace Portal, adding to its existing...

November 15, 2011 – The new full iterative technology (FIT) now available on the BrightView XCT uses advanced algorithms for the truest picture possible. New clinical cases show that concurrent...

September 9, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced it has received commitments from more than 100 customers globally for its Alcyone technology. The Alcyone is a nuclear cardiology platform designed to...

June 8, 2011 – GE Healthcare is offering a new fully upgradeable SPECT technology that allows patient dose as low as 50 percent of those of standard nuclear medicine scanning protocols, or the...

April 22, 2011 – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s annual meeting, Philips will highlight several new imaging systems. The meeting will take place June 4-8 in San Antonio, Texas.

SNM's Clinical Trials Network (CTN) last week validated its 100th scanner, an important milestone in CTN's two-and-a-half year history. Scanner validation is an essential component of the CTN...

April 8, 2011 – At the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Siemens Healthcare demonstrated how users of nuclear imaging systems can use its IQ•SPECT to...

November 15, 2010 — With regard to its molecular imaging business, GE Healthcare announced an agreement to acquire the assets of OMS, a subsidiary of Orbotech, a publicly held company based in...

November 10, 2010 – During RSNA 2010, GE Healthcare will announce the availability of the Discovery NM/CT 670, an advanced hybrid imaging platform designed to improve workflow, dose management and...

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 7, 2010 – Low-dose, flat-panel computed tomography (CT) iterative reconstruction was added to the BrightView XCT single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT system. The Full...

June 3, 2010 – A single photon emission tomography (SPECT) system may significantly reduce patient and staff radiation exposure by using significantly less radioactive imaging agent.

May 10, 2010 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a technical correction to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which results in payment increases for...

April 27, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week cleared a large field-of-view, general-purpose portable nuclear imaging system.

April 14, 2010 – The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York has become the first facility in the United States to commercially use a new cardiac nuclear imaging system that drastically reduces...

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 2, 2010 - Two protocols for reduced-dose cardiac imaging, without compromising image quality, may help enhance the performance of gamma cameras by shortening acquisition times, enabling...

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...

December 29, 2009 - Imaging is at the heart of diagnostic procedures and is the focus of the "ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging", which will be released in early 2010.

December 28, 2009 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will license a novel molecular imaging technology designed to rapidly diagnosis cell death in organs such as the brain and heart.

December 9, 2009 – Research published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) suggests SPECT, when combined with low-dose CT, may provide an accurate diagnosis for pulmonary...

November 12, 2009 - Positron Corp. predicts an industry wide demand for cardiac PET imaging, as a result of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2010 Medicare Physician Fee...

November 3, 2009 – By relying solely on a patient’s clinical risk profile or the results of one imaging test when assessing patients with chest pain, physicians may be missing important, early...

October 21, 2009 – King Pharmaceuticals Inc. said today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a complete response letter regarding the new drug application (NDA) for its cardiac...

October 11, 2009 – GE Healthcare announced the European launch of Discovery NM/CT 670, a hybrid imaging platform designed to improve workflow, dose management, and overall image quality, during...

September 30, 2009 – Positron Corp. predicts a significant rise in demand for cardiac PET in 2010 with a proposed cut in SPECT reimbursement of 46 percent and an increase in PET reimbursement of...

September 17, 2009 - Inflation rates for healthcare supplies are projected to remain unchanged through 2010, according to an analysis released by the Premier healthcare alliance.

August 4, 2009 - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has submitted a proposal to Canada’s Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope and Technetium-99m (Tc-...

July 28, 2009 – Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study...

June 16, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics showed at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference its new BrightView X, a scalable SPECT camera that can be easily upgraded with CT when physicians are ready for...

June 12, 2009 - Digirad Corp., a provider of medical diagnostic imaging products and personnel and equipment leasing services, will feature at SNM its recently 510(k) cleared Cardius X-ACT imaging...

June 3, 2009 – UltraSPECT said yesterday it will launch its Attenuation Correction/Scatter Correction (ACSC) package to its nuclear medicine image reconstruction products following the FDA...

May 20, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has signed an agreement with NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd., a subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corp. (NECSA), to manufacture and supply...

May 8, 2009 - Positron Systems Inc. signed a Letter of Intent with Idaho State University (ISU) that will set the stage in a public/private partnership for the production and distribution of...

April 15, 2009 - The results of the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetes (DIAD) study, released in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that myocardial...

March 26, 2009 - Digirad Corp. has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market and manufacture its Cardius X-ACT imaging system.

March 25, 2009 – GE Healthcare launched Alcyone Technology, a nuclear cardiology SPECT platform combining cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors, focused pin-hole collimation, 3D reconstruction...

March 20, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare subsidiary PETNET Solutions is opening a new SPECT radiopharmacy in Raleigh, NC.

Through an agreement with Covidien Medical Imaging, PETNET now offers a...

February 19, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare released the Symbia E single detector imaging system to its Symbia family of scanners.

The Symbia E is designed to be a a high-quality, cost-...

June 16, 2008 – Philips released today its new Philips BrightView XCT, reportedly the first time a flat panel X-ray detector will be used for CT imaging in nuclear medicine, integrating Philips...

November 4, 2007 – Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can identify which patients will benefit more from undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than receiving medical...

New SPECT/CT, cardiovascular IT and PET/CT technologies were on display by Philips Medical Systems at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) annual meeting in Montreal.