PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Key PET factors help assess Hodgkin's lymphoma outcome
March 19, 2018 -- Certain quantitative PET parameters can help clinicians predict how well patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma will react to their treatment, according to preliminary results from a study conducted in the Ukraine and presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 16, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented last week at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Hybrid gamma camera enhances intraoperative imaging
March 15, 2018 -- Use of a gamma camera to image sentinel lymph nodes during cancer surgery can help the surgeon assess the extent of cancer spread. Portable gamma camera systems for this application are already commercially available, but determining the spatial location of the recorded signal remains difficult.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Thomas Beyer on hybrid imaging
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The successful clinical implementation of hybrid imaging in Europe still appears to be a long way off. Major challenges remain, particularly in terms of training and education and also the availability of equipment. Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, professor of physics of medical imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, speaks about an extensive new survey that sheds light on the issues to be resolved.  Discuss
Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - To save time and spare melanoma patients from additional radiation exposure, researchers are recommending that clinicians bypass imaging upper and lower extremities in whole-body FDG-PET/CT scans. The findings were presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
The changing landscape of cancer therapy
February 8, 2018 -- Following decades of development in particle physics labs, the use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumors is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene. In addition, advanced imaging and detection technologies for high-energy physics research -- many being driven by CERN and the physics community -- are needed.  Discuss
PET/MRI proves value in cardiac sarcoidosis detection
January 23, 2018 -- U.K. researchers are recommending the use of PET/MRI to assess suspected cases of cardiac sarcoidosis, with late gadolinium enhancement and FDG uptake as the key indicators of disease, according to a study published online on 8 January in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
Global group reports progress on total-body PET/CT
January 22, 2018 -- An international research team has reported continued progress with its plan to develop a total-body PET/CT scanner designed to image patients in less than one minute in an article in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
SPIO detects small liver lesions, speeds up imaging
January 19, 2018 -- Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) is a tiny particle with huge potential to boost the detection of small lesions in the liver and prostate, speed up the imaging process, and do much more, according to a German radiologist.  Discuss