PET Imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables visualization of metabolic processes in the body. The basics of PET imaging is that the technique detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (also called radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclides or radiotracer). The tracer is injected into a vein on a biologically active molecule, usually a sugar that is used for cellular energy. PET systems have sensitive detector panels to capture gamma ray emissions from inside the body and use software to plot to triangulate the source of the emissions, creating 3-D computed tomography images of the tracer concentrations within the body.

News | July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010 – High demand has led Positron Corp. to increase production of Attrius positron emission...

News | July 09, 2010

July 9, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced this week that it has signed a new manufacturing and...

News | June 14, 2010

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

News | June 08, 2010

June 8, 2010 – A recent study found a potential new molecular imaging agent combined with post-scan image processing...

Technology | June 07, 2010

June 7, 2010 – A program proactively monitors molecular imaging system performance online and in real-time...

Technology | May 19, 2010

May 20, 2010 – A new partnership enables data communication between Medrad's Intego positron emission...

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News | May 04, 2010

May 4, 2010 - Currently, using conventional imaging modalities to distinguish between acute and chronic aortic...

News | April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 - Molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection and help guide treatment,...

News | April 01, 2010

April 2, 2010 – The FDA, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) are...

News | March 24, 2010

March 23, 2010 – Frost and Sullivan gave a 2010 North American New Product Innovation Award to Positron...

Technology | March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 - A new PET/CT (postitron emission tomography/computed tomography) system provides imaging...

Technology | March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010 - To help clinicians communicate about radiation dose exposure during radiological...

Technology | February 25, 2010

The syngo Dynamic PET software with myocardial blood flow is a cardiac imaging application for the Biograph...

News | February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched an online nuclear medicine and...

News | February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010 – The use of medical technology in the United States increased dramatically between 1996...

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