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 | August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the transfer, consolidation and integration of its...

News | August 03, 2012

August 3, 2012 — FluoroPharma Medical Inc., a company specializing in the development of novel diagnostic imaging...

News | July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced approval of a pledge for $15 million in tax increment financing (TIF) bonds...

News | July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has embarked on a five-year joint research and...

News | June 08, 2012

June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of...

News | May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 - New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to...

Feature | April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012 — More than 150 molecular imaging professionals gathered last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine...

Feature | April 09, 2012

April 9, 2012 — After witnessing a downtrend for several years, revenues in the U.S. nuclear medicine and...

News | April 06, 2012

April 6, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the approval of its Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) manufacturing and...

Feature | March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012 – Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of...

News | January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company specializing in the field of nuclear...

News | January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012 – Nuclear cardiology imaging company Positron Corp. this week acquired Manhattan Isotope Technology...

News | January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating healthcare professionals and the public...

News | January 06, 2012

January 6, 2012 – Bracco Diagnostics said it plans to close out the recall process for its CardioGen-82 cardiac...

Technology | January 05, 2012

January 5, 2012 – During RSNA 2011, TeraRecon Inc. demonstrated a suite of innovative tools for its iNtuition...

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