Swiss group underlines potential benefits of second-look PET/CT
September 15, 2021 -- Investigators from Bern in Switzerland think a second PET/CT scan is worthwhile before radiotherapy treatment, especially when delays of over four weeks occur after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer. Read More
What radiologists really need to know about sepsis
August 18, 2021 -- Around 25% of COVID-19 patients who require hospital treatment go into septic shock, and most deaths from COVID-19 are associated with sepsis. How should these cases be managed radiologically? Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ley from Munich provides some insight. Read More
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected nuclear medicine?
August 5, 2021 -- The number of scintigraphy studies -- particularly thyroid, cardiac, bone, and lung scans -- fell sharply during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, while PET scans have remained stable, a large-scale European survey has found. Read More
U.K. group tests PET tracer for Alzheimer's disease
July 23, 2021 -- A research group from Imperial College London in the U.K. used a new carbon-11-based PET radiotracer to identify brain activity that could be linked to the formation of plaque in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Read More
Keeping aware of renal complications can help save lives
July 20, 2021 -- Prompt recognition of the complications from renal interventions is vital -- particularly given the potential threat to life -- and building up a greater understanding of early and delayed complications can allow radiologists to direct the management of patients, new research has found. Read More
German team collects prestigious award for COVID-19 neuro work
June 18, 2021 -- Researchers from Freiburg have won the Image of the Year award at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting for a series of FDG-PET images of COVID-19 patients that shows how the disease causes long-term neurological changes associated with cognitive impairment. Read More
Study: AI helps pinpoint severity of Parkinson's disease
June 16, 2021 -- Researchers from the University of Córdoba in Spain have found that artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of 3D SPECT exams can help physicians to determine a patient's stage of Parkinson's disease. Read More
Hybrid imaging can help reduce biopsy rates in breast cancer cases
June 4, 2021 -- German investigators have found that FDG-PET/MRI outperformed ultrasound and MRI for the detection of axillary lymph node metastases. When combined with ultrasound, the hybrid technique may also boost accuracy and avoid the need for invasive biopsies, they said. Read More
Tributes flow in for molecular pioneer Marion Hendriks-de Jong
May 25, 2021 -- The European imaging community has praised the remarkable career achievements and scientific legacy of Prof. Marion Hendriks-de Jong, professor of preclinical nuclear medicine and head of the Translational Molecular Imaging and Therapy research group at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
Hybrid imaging gives fresh hope to squamous cell carcinoma patients
April 30, 2021 -- German researchers have found FDG-PET/CT was superior to MRI and CT alone for detecting metastases in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. The early dissection of lymph node metastases may increase survival in these patients, they say. Read More