Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for nuclear and molecular imaging agents, radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals used in PET or SPECT imaging. This includes advances in myocardiac perfusion agents.

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 describes a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow healthcare providers to...
Novation, Mo-99, NNSA 2015 meeting, reliable supplies, domestic production
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — At the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) 2015 Mo-99 Topical Meeting, Novation...
PET, imaging agent, hidden blood clots, MGH, radiopharmaceutical probe, 64Cu-FBP8
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — A novel radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has the...
Zevacor, IBA, 70 MeV cyclotron, Cyclone 70P, radiopharmaceuticals
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 — Zevacor Molecular (Zevacor), manufacturer and distributor of positron emission tomography (PET)...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 — Westinghouse Electric Company and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes announced a memorandum of...
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, approval, routine production, Molybdenum-99, Mo-99, University of Missouri Research Reactor, MURR
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has received approval to begin routine production of molybdenum-...
Navidea, Mass General, Tc99m-tilmanocept, vulnerable plaque, cardiovascular disease, Harvard
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced plans to move forward with a joint study of the ability of...
Medraysintell, nuclear medicine, World Market Report, radiopharmaceuticals
News | Nuclear Imaging | July 06, 2015
July 6, 2015 - Medraysintell released its updated World Market Report and Directory on Nuclear Medicine, Edition 2015,...
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 positron emission tomography (PET)...
News | May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015 — National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) and Henderson, Nevada-based Global Medical Isotope Systems (...
Mo-99, molybdenum, MURR, NorthStar, production, University of Missouri
News | May 07, 2015
May 7, 2015 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has completed its first production-scale test run of the molybdenum-...
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 myocardial...
NorthStar, RadioGenix, isotopes, separation system, Tc-99m

Image courtesy of NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC

News | March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC will unveil the commercial model of its RadioGenix isotope...
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 the...
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-based...