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.

Siemens, Biograph Horizon PET CT, FDA clearance
Technology | PET-CT | January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 — Siemens Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

GE Healthcare, molecular imaging, PET/CT, Discovery IQ, Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner image courtesy of GE Healthcare

News | Nuclear Imaging | November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 — GE Healthcare’s ...

blood clot detection, single scan, rats, radionuclides, Peter Caravan, whole body

The whole body of a rat can be imaged for blood clots with one PET scan (which is overlaid here on an MRI image) using the FBP8 probe. Arrow points to a blood clot. Image courtesy of Peter Caravan, Ph.D.

News | PET Imaging | September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 — New research...

nuclear medicine diagnostic market, North America, PET, SPECT, Mordor
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - The Global Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Market report from Mordor Intelligence revealed that North...

Siemens, SNMMI 2015, Biograph RT Pro, Symbia Evo, syngo.via for MI
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 - At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 6-...

GE Healthcare, FASTlab 2, FDG Duo, GENtrace cyclotron, PET imaging

FASTlab 2 with FDG Duo cassette image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Technology | June 08, 2015

June 8, 2015 - GE Healthcare announced that it has created a solution to make...

Toshiba, Celesteion, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, U.S., first
News | PET-CT | June 08, 2015

June 8, 2015 - Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing...

Lantheus, flurpiridaz F 18, ICNC12, SPECT, CAD, PET, MPI, myocardial perfusion
News | May 04, 2015

May 4, 2015 — Results from Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.’s first Phase 3 study of flurpiridaz F 18 for...

Feature | May 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell

There have been several technology advances in ...

News | May 01, 2015

Based on its ongoing analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Toshiba America Medical...

UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

UltraSPECT's image reconstruction software can be used on older SPECT systems to allow lower-dose imaging. This is an example of the software's imaging capability using between 30-50 percent less dose.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2015 | Dave Fornell

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission...

radiotherapeutics, nuclear medicine, PET, SPECT, MEDraysintell
News | March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015 — The first annual financial results of Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) from Bayer are in line with...

Pamela Woodard, nanoparticle, Washington University, PET scan, plaque

Pamela Woodard, M.D., led a team that designed a new imaging agent that may light up dangerous plaque in arteries.

Feature | January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for human evaluation a nanoparticle-...

News | January 08, 2015

January 8, 2015 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "MediPoint: Nuclear Imaging - PET and SPECT...

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