Nuclear Imaging

New PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition
News | PET-CT | July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 — Using a new nuclear imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2017
Randall Thompson, M.D., outlines three new CPT codes for FFR-CT, a smart phone-based single-lead ECG system and PET...
Novel PET Tracer Detects Small Blood Clots

PET images (MIP 0-60 min) of three Cynomolgus monkeys. Strong signals are detected at the sites where inserted catheters had roughened surfaces. Almost no other background signal is visible. Only accumulation in the gallbladder becomes visible at the bottom of the image. Credit: Piramal Imaging GmbH, Berlin Germany.

News | PET Imaging | July 07, 2017
July 7, 2017 — Blood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism, which are...
Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System...
cardiac nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MIP) exam guidelines for women
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an updated consensus statement on...
Philips Dosewise portal allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients

An example of radiation dose tracking software is Philips Dosewise portal, which allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients by modality, body region and exam type.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 13, 2017 | Dominic Siewko
In recent years, radiation dose management awareness has heightened across the healthcare industry to address growing...
MIM Software Inc. Announces Updates to MIM Encore
Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 — MIM Software Inc. recently announced significant updates to its MIM Encore solution for viewing nuclear...
News | Enterprise Imaging | May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 1-3 in...
Lantheus and GE Healthcare Sign Agreement for Worldwide Development, Commercialization of Flurpiridaz F-18
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 — Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., and GE Healthcare announced the...
Study Reveals Low Adoption of IAEA Recommendations for Reduced Nuclear Cardiology Radiation Exposure
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017 — A study in 65 countries has revealed low adoption of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
Large Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory Slashes Radiation Dose 60 Percent in Eight Years
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017 — A large nuclear cardiology laboratory in Missouri has slashed its average radiation dose by 60 percent...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | May 03, 2017
Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both...
Australian Team Finds New Method for Producing PET Radiotracers in Higher Radiochemical Yields
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017 — Researchers at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) have led the...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017
David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell
As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...