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 | September 15, 2009

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

Frank M. Bengel, MD, is the director of cardiovascular nuclear medicine and an associate professor of radiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Feature | August 19, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan

In the pre-clinicial trial Expanding the Versatility of Cardiac PET/CT: Feasibility of Delayed Contrast...

Discovery PET/CT 600

Technology | June 16, 2009

As Discovery PET/CT 600 series continues to expand, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery PET/CT 690 – a...

Technology | June 15, 2009

June 16, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics showed at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference its new BrightView X, a...

News | June 11, 2009

June 11, 2009 – PETNET Solutions, a subsidiary of Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. that manufactures and...

Siemens Biograph PET/CT series consists of two-, six-, 16-, 40- and 64-slice configurations and provides high-imaging quality and clarity.

Feature | May 19, 2009 | Amy Ballard, MEd, director of research, Arkansas Urology

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (...

Technology | May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009 - PETLinQ LLC, a radiology solutions provider, released its newest product innovation -...

News | May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announces FDA 510(k) clearance for the new Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET...

News | May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009 - Positron Systems Inc. signed a Letter of Intent with Idaho State University (ISU) that will...

A example of a photoacoustic image.

News | May 04, 2009

May 4, 2009 - The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Symposium on Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging...

Technology | May 01, 2009

May 1, 2009 - The FDA has approved Neusoft Positron Medical Systems 510(k) submission for its Attrius...

News | April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009 - GE Healthcare announced the company has signed a research agreement with Brigham and Women...

News | April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009 - Based on its recent analysis of the U.S. PET and PET/CT markets, Frost & Sullivan awarded...

News | March 20, 2009

March 20, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare subsidiary PETNET Solutions is opening a new SPECT radiopharmacy in...

News | March 03, 2009

March 4, 2009 – INFINITT will present Xelis, a new line of clinical imaging tools using volume rendering and other...

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