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 | June 19, 2013
June 19, 2013 — Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the world’s most prevalent and silent killers. Positron...
News | June 13, 2013
June 13, 2013 — Mirada Medical collaborators presentnew positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/...

MIM Encore

Technology | June 13, 2013
June 13, 2013 —  MIM Software Inc. has introduced a new version of MIM Encore that provides a single platform for...
Technology | June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced Biograph mCT Flow, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
Feature | June 11, 2013
June 10, 2013 – Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging...
Technology | May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance to Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE...
CardioPET

Dynamic scanning images illustrate potential image quality of fatty acid uptake using PET/CT with FluoroPharma's CardioPET.

Feature | May 14, 2013 | Thijs Spoor
The next generation of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents will herald an age when PET will eclipse...
LEU TechneLite generator
Feature | March 06, 2013
As the U.S. government works to strengthen its global nuclear security strategy by eliminating potential sources of...
News | March 05, 2013
March 5, 2013 - Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron emission...
Nuclear Imaging Choosing Wisely Five Questions Testing PET/SPECT Systems
Feature | February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released a list of specific tests...
Technology | February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 — Nuclear Medicine Information Systems LLC (NMIS) and BioDose LLC have been renamed and rebranded as...
PET CT Journal of Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Imaging Clinical Trial Study
News | February 08, 2013
February 8, 2013 — While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the...

This SPECT/CT study clearly shows ischemia in the heart.

Feature | November 20, 2012 | Lalitha Ramanna, M.D., FACNM
The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon...
Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience RSNA 2012
Technology | November 06, 2012
The Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience integrates architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic...
News | October 25, 2012
October 25, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced it has extended its contract with Nordion to supply...