In The News

March 7, 2019

PET/CT Imaging Used To Monitor Effectiveness of Immunotherapy for Melanoma Patients

18F-FDG PET/CT imaging can help providers monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy with ipilimumab in metastatic melanoma patients, according to new findings published in the Journal of […]
December 28, 2018

Imaging Protocol Assessment For Childhood Cancer Treatment

ANSTO’s unique capabilities and expertise in the production and application of radiotracers for imaging have been highlighted in a recent publication in the journal Theranostics. In […]
December 26, 2018

Celebrating Christmas At The Cummins

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. We become aware of it when we hear Christmas carols played in late November in drug stores […]
December 24, 2018

Advancing The Prognosis: Prostate Cancer

Modern, sophisticated scans should be used in hospitals to pick out men whose prostate cancers have only spread to a limited number of sites, so they […]
December 21, 2018

Predicting Heart Disease

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked […]
December 19, 2018

Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published in Radiology showed that a deep learning model predicted Alzheimer’s disease with 82% specificity and 100% sensitivity about 6 years before diagnosis by […]
December 17, 2018

PET Imaging Means Precision

Precision can have an enormous impact on patients. From diagnosis to patient monitoring, from the selection of therapy to its assessment, the digital detector built into […]
December 14, 2018

Targeting Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis may not always be top of mind in the United States, where fewer than 10,000 cases are reported annually. However, worldwide, an astounding one-fourth of […]
December 5, 2018

Processing Social Information

Neuroscientists are developing a clearer picture than ever before of how the animal brain processes social information, from status and competitive advantage in a group to […]
December 3, 2018

What Is A PET Scan?

What is a PET scan? PET stands for “positron emission tomography”. It is a nuclear medicine imaging test in which a small amount of liquid radioactive […]
November 30, 2018

One Woman’s Journey With Lung Cancer

More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. Even more staggering, more than 150,000 people will die from this disease. November is Lung […]
November 28, 2018

Deep Brain Stimulation Results

A recent study evaluating the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with disorders of consciousness reported that robust but limited clinical benefits—predominantly in the […]
November 26, 2018

A Vaccine For Alzheimer’s

What if you could get an Alzheimer’s vaccine like you do for measles or chickenpox? Scientists at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are hoping that […]
November 19, 2018

Improving PET Technology For Better Prostate Cancer Care

Detection of prostate cancer and its recurrence is challenging as it is a heterogeneous disease and methods such as PET imaging and measurement of biochemical response […]
November 16, 2018

Personalizing Pediatric Oncology

The term “personalized medicine” is used frequently today throughout medical publications and in marketing materials and can be defined in a variety of ways. Most often, […]
November 14, 2018

One Woman’s Story Of Hope

A routine mammogram sent Kim Hodges of Athens to a hospital for a biopsy of what she thought was a calcification in her breast. Then, she […]
November 12, 2018

PET Imaging Responses To Follicular Lymphoma

Positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging may better assess response after first-line immunochemotherapy than contrast-enhanced CT for patients with follicular lymphoma, according to a secondary analysis of the […]
November 9, 2018

Finding Balance With Digital PET Imaging

Efficiency and effectiveness are inseparable in clinical medicine. Digital PET addresses them both. The key is the detector built into Philips Healthcare’s digital Vereos PET/CT. Because […]
November 7, 2018

Clinical Trial Hopeful To Help Parkinson’s Patients Set To Begin

An upcoming study will test a new imaging agent which allows visualization of human synapses, according to a news release. Results will inform a future trial […]
November 5, 2018

Accurately Diagnosing Giant Cell Arteritis

A combination of PET and CT scanning of the temporal, occipital, maxillary and vertebral arteries — in addition to the chest — demonstrated good diagnostic accuracy […]