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.

News | March 16, 2010
March 16, 2010 – Preliminary results from the single-center study suggest that compared to SPECT myocardial perfusion...

Dual-isotope imaging: reduced-dose, shorter-scan-time stress images acquired with 20 mCi Tc-99m at 10 sec/frame. Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic.

News | March 09, 2010
March 9, 2010 – As an alternative to the technetium (Tc-99M) isotope used in many nuclear imaging studies, UltraSPECT...
News | February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010 — An agreement has been reached to further augment and diversify a manufacturer's supply of...
News | January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected GE...
News | January 25, 2010
January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively loses its...
News | December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009 - The U.S. radiopharmacy network currently owned by Covidien is being sold to Triad Isotopes in a...
News | December 09, 2009
December 9, 2009 - An expert panel reviewing Canadian medical isotope productions selected electron beam technology as...
News | November 18, 2009
November 18, 2009 – The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently announced it will increase the...

A myocardial perfusion image generated on a PET/CT system produces high-quality images. Philips Healthcares PET GEMINI TF featured.

Feature | November 18, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan
Our profession faces one of the most significant crises in its history,” said Michael Graham, M.D., president of the...
Technology | November 13, 2009
November 13, 2009 – A new imaging agent for measuring and monitoring cathepsin B activity associated with disease...
News | November 06, 2009
November 6, 2009 - As the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 now heads to the U.S. Senate for approval...
News | November 04, 2009
November 4, 2009 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the review copy of the 2010 Hospital...
News | October 26, 2009
October 28, 2009 - The imaging industry, especially the new molecular technologies, will drive personalized medicine,...
News | September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of PET radiopharmaceuticals, and Aposense Ltd., a...

The vPredict Optical Catheter System is being developed to analyze the chemical makeup of plaque using Raman spectrography. The light-based technology uses a series of fiberoptics that contact the vessel wall.

Feature | September 17, 2009 | Dave Fornell
Ruptured vulnerable plaque (VP) is blamed for the majority of acute myocardial infarctions and many strokes, but...