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2010-11-23 04:17:00

BERLIN, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG (ISIN DE0005659700), a company specializing in special compounds for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, via its subsidiary company Eckert & Ziegler f-con Deutschland GmbH closed an exclusive sales agreement with the Karlsruhe-based ZAG Zyklotron AG for the regular delivery of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) (FDG). FDG is used in the context of the so called Positron Emission...

2010-10-14 13:42:58

Scientists at the University of Granada  applied successfully a new technique called FDG positron emission tomography scanning, which allows more accurate diagnosis and treatment of Gall bladder cancer. For the purpose of this study, 62 patients were subjected to this scanning method, which represents the largest sample of patients with gall bladder cancer ever studied by applying this type of technology Researchers a the University of Granada and the Department of Nuclear Medicine,...

2010-08-23 23:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting, researchers at the University of Washington showed that 18FDG dose for Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) may be reduced by as much as 70% without altering image quality. PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians to make the optimal...

2010-06-08 11:00:30

New study suggests that medication used to control blood sugar levels can distort results of some molecular imaging screenings for cancer A study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting suggests that medication ingested to control blood-sugar levels can skew the results of cancer screenings using positron emission tomography (PET), a molecular imaging technique, by increasing absorption in the gut of the PET imaging agent called fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG), which mimics sugar inside the...

2010-05-19 09:46:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MEDRAD, Inc. and Pinestar Technology, Inc. announced plans to enable data communication between MEDRAD's Intego(TM) PET Infusion System and Pinestar's Nuclear Medicine Information System (NMIS). The companies are closing the information gap between state of the art infusion systems and the latest information systems, and thus adding to the workflow benefits of automated FDG infusion. The data integration capability can be previewed at the...

2010-05-18 13:33:53

Immune cell function in an individual can be monitored noninvasively in the clinic using a technique known as a PET scan. A team of researchers, led by Owen Witte, at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now determined that in mice two different PET probes used in the clinic to monitor immune cell function detect distinct immune cell populations. These data have implications for the interpretation of clinical PET scans performed with these two probes and suggest these probes could...

2010-04-30 12:38:31

Early diagnosis and treatment essential for patients with aortic dissections According to research published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection"”an often fatal blood vessel condition"”and help guide treatment. Aortic dissection occurs when a tear in the wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and force the layers apart. "Many conventional forms of imaging...

2010-04-30 11:06:24

2nd European Lung Cancer Conference Fine-tuning radiotherapy to take into account which parts of a patient's tumor are growing fastest could improve control of cancer while subjecting patients to lower doses of radiation, Dutch researchers reported today at the 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference. "The only problem in radiotherapy is minimizing the side-effects," says lead researcher Dr Christian Siedschlag from the Dutch Cancer Institute. "If one could hit the tumor with arbitrarily high...

2010-03-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan announced today that Alliance Imaging, a division of Alliance Healthcare Services, will be offering mobile Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) imaging services in the state of Florida. Alliance Imaging will be providing turnkey service which includes transporting the PEM scanner from site to site, a technologist to perform the scan and the necessary radiopharmaceutical, 18F-FDG. When fully implemented, it is anticipated that the service will...

2009-12-17 18:35:25

Scientists from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have discovered a possible way for malignant breast tumors to be identified, without the need for a biopsy. The findings were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Current imaging modalities miss up to 30% of breast cancers and cannot distinguish malignant tumors from benign tumors, thus requiring invasive biopsies. Approximately 5.6 million biopsies performed in the United States find only benign lesions....


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.