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 | October 19, 2010
October 19, 2010 – A new high-definition (HD) technology reduces blur created by respiration during positron emission...
Technology | October 08, 2010
October 8, 2010 — The Ivy Model 3000 Series Cardiac Trigger Monitor offers precision image-triggering nuclear...
News | September 01, 2010
September 1, 2010 - Two devices in one is one of the mega trends in imaging diagnostics. The spectrum ranges from a...
Technology | August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010 – A portfolio of advanced quantification solutions for 2-D and 4-D ultrasound imaging were added to...
News | July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 – A new research and development center for medical imaging systems recently opened at University...
News | July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010 – High demand has led Positron Corp. to increase production of Attrius positron emission tomography (...
News | July 09, 2010
July 9, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced this week that it has signed a new manufacturing and supply...
News | June 14, 2010
June 14, 2010 – A radio tracer is quickly gaining popularity among cardiologists in the United States. Bracco...
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 to help...
Technology | May 19, 2010
May 20, 2010 – A new partnership enables data communication between Medrad's Intego positron emission tomography (PET...

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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, according...
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 Corp. for its...