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.

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | June 27, 2011

Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) President George Segall, M.D., offers insights into the trends he saw at the...

News | June 13, 2011

 

June 13, 2011 – Research being presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 58th annual meeting shows...

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...

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...

News | April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s annual meeting, Philips will highlight several new imaging...

Technology | April 20, 2011

A new PET/CT scanner has been introduced that helps address the increasing cost pressures faced by healthcare...

News | April 19, 2011

SNM's Clinical Trials Network (CTN) last week validated its 100th scanner, an important milestone in CTN's two-and-...

News | March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. today reached...

Technology | March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an abbreviated new drug...

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