Nuclear Imaging

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, MR-PET scanner, first in Illinois, Siemens Biograph mMR
News | PET-MRI | March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is now home to the Chicago area's first combined magnetic resonance (...
PET imaging, atherosclerotic plaque, inflammation, Ga-68-pentixafor, Technishe Universitat Munchen, Germany

Note the high uptake of Ga-68-pentixafor on multi-planar reconstructions in the organs expressing CXCR4 such as the spleen (red arrows) and adrenal glands (yellow arrows), which was nearly completely blocked by the pre-injection of AMD 3100, a potent CXCR4 inhibitor. Strong accumulation of Ga-68-pentixafor was also found in the kidneys (asterisks) reflecting the renal clearance of the tracer. In addition, high, focal activities were detected in the abdominal aorta (red arrowheads) and right carotid artery (orange arrowheads) of atherosclerotic rabbits, whereas no significant signal could be detected in the non-injured left carotid artery (white arrowheads) of atherosclerotic and control rabbits, as well as in the abdominal aorta and right carotid artery of control rabbits. Furthermore, focal activities detected with PET in atherosclerotic plaques of the abdominal aorta and the right carotid artery decreased significantly when the same rabbit was re-imaged after blocking CXCR4 receptors. Image courtesy of Fabien Hyafil, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

News | PET Imaging | March 03, 2017
March 3, 2017 — In the featured article of the March 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers...
Nuclear cardiology, nuclear imaging, radiotracer production, automated radiosynthesis module, myocardial perfusion imaging
Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 01, 2017 | Anamika Kumari
Huge portions of the globally produced radiotracers find their origin within geographically centralized, commercial...
GE Healthcare, Rapiscan stress imaging agent, North America, Rapidscan Pharma Solutions Inc.
News | Pharmaceuticals | February 07, 2017
February 7, 2017 — GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business announced in January that it acquired Rapidscan Pharma...
IBA Molecular, acquisition, Mallinckrodt Nuclear Imaging, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 30, 2017
January 30, 2017 — IBA Molecular has successfully completed its acquisition of Mallinckrodt Nuclear Imaging, announced...
stress, brain activity, cardiovascular risk, PET-CT, MGH, ISSMS, The Lancet study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017 — A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 — NorthStar Medical Technologies LLC has received additional matching funds from the U.S. Department...
Medrad Intego PET Infusion System, recall
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017 — Bayer Healthcare has initiated a recall of all its Medrad Intego PET Infusion System Source...
Nuclear cardiology, dose reduction, myocardial perfusion imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 05, 2017
January 5, 2017 — Working in concert, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the Intersocietal...
SNMMI Develops USP Recommendations for Compounded Sterile Radiopharmaceuticals
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has developed United States...
PET, F-18 florbetaben, cardiac amyloidosis, Princess Alexandria Hospital

In a pilot study, F-18-florbetaben PET imaging appeared promising for differentiating between cardiac amyloidosis and hypertensive heart disease. Image courtesy of W. Phillip Law/Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

News | Nuclear Imaging | December 06, 2016
December 6, 2016 — Researchers at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, have demonstrated that cardiac...
PET/CT, calcium blockages, heart attack risk, Intermountain study, American Heart Association, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | PET-CT | November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016 — Many people who experience chest pain but don’t have a heart attack breathe a big sigh of relief...
PET/CT, atherosclerotic plaque detection, Stanford University

Application of dual-modality optical and PET/CT activity-based probe in experimental carotid inflammation model. Coronal noninvasive PET/CT scans of (A) healthy and (B) diseased mice with and without ligated carotid arteries respectively. Inset images show optical ex vivo florescence imagining of (A) healthy and (B) diseased carotid arteries.  PET/CT and optical images courtesy of Xiaowei Ma, Toshinobu Saito and Nimali Withana.

News | PET-CT | November 01, 2016
November 1, 2016 — Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical...
NAS report, National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, Mo-99 production, highly enriched uranium, HEU, SNMMI
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016 — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) have released a report on the...
Siemens Healthineers, Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT system, xSPECT Quant, RSNA 2016
Technology | SPECT-CT | October 18, 2016
October 18, 2016 — At the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Siemens...