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 | February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010 - After the U.S. FDA announced it is launching a program designed to reduce unnecessary...

News | February 02, 2010

February 2, 2010 - Two protocols for reduced-dose cardiac imaging, without compromising image quality, may help...

News | January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected...

News | January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively...

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. Zamorano, J.L. Bax, J.J. Rademakers, F.E. Knuuti, J. (Eds.).

News | December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009 - Imaging is at the heart of diagnostic procedures and is the focus of the "ESC Textbook of...

News | December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will license a novel molecular imaging technology designed to...

News | November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 – The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently announced it will...

A myocardial perfusion image generated on a PET/CT system produces high-quality images. Philips Healthcares PET GEMINI TF featured.

Feature | November 18, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan

Our profession faces one of the most significant crises in its history,” said Michael Graham, M.D.,...

News | November 12, 2009

November 12, 2009 - Positron Corp. predicts an industry wide demand for cardiac PET imaging, as a result of...

News | October 06, 2009

October 6, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announced the availability of syngo Dynamic PET with myocardial blood...

News | September 29, 2009

September 30, 2009 – Positron Corp. predicts a significant rise in demand for cardiac PET in 2010 with a...

News | September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009 - Positron Corp., a molecular imaging solutions company focused on nuclear cardiology, will...

News | September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of PET radiopharmaceuticals, and Aposense...

News | September 16, 2009

September 17, 2009 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical...

News | September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009 - Positron Corp. announced that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario,...

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