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 18, 2011
August 18, 2011 - A new KLAS report, "Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) 2011-New Technologies...
News | August 02, 2011
August 2, 2011 – An estimated 1.7 million clinical positron emission tomography (PET) patient studies were performed in...
Technology | July 26, 2011 | Dave Fornell
July 26, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals to stop using...
News | July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011 – Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Siemens Healthcare was given the 2011 North...
Videos | PET-MRI | June 27, 2011
Three companies showed different versions of a combined positron emission tomography (PET)-magnetic resonance (MR) (PET...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | June 27, 2011
Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) President George Segall, M.D., chief of the nuclear medicine service at the VA Palo...
News | June 13, 2011
  June 13, 2011 – Research being presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 58th annual meeting shows that...
Technology | June 10, 2011
June 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Siemens Healthcare 510(k) clearance for the...
News | June 20, 2011
June 10, 2011 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, June 4-8, Cardinal Health...
Technology | June 10, 2011
June 10, 2011 — This year at the SNM 2011 Annual Meeting, TruFlight Select, the first economical positron emission...
News | June 20, 2011
June 8, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced the release of its Optima PET/CT 560, which offers efficiency and investment...
Technology | June 20, 2011
June 7, 2011 – This year at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) 2011 meeting, Siemens introduced Biograph mCT 20...
Technology | May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011 – Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, has announced the launch of the next generation Intego PET...
News | May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced data from a phase 2 clinical trial that demonstrated positron...
News | May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011 — GE Healthcare today received the Price Performance Value Leadership Award in PET (positron emission...