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2008-06-25 03:01:25

By Wahl, Richard L Many of us remember the 1989 film Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner. In brief, the main character becomes convinced that a baseball field must be built on his failing farmland. Another character assures him that if he builds it, "they" will come. And come they did, not only within the storyline of the movie but, as a result of the movie's popularity, to the real field in Dyersville, IA. After some contention between the 2 adjacent landowners, the field created for...

2008-06-17 18:00:44

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD, INC., announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for a new Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Infusion System for Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging procedures. The new Intego(TM) PET Infusion System is the first infusion system available in the United States to automate the FDG delivery process. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040309/MEDRADLOGO ) In automating and controlling the FDG delivery...

2008-06-17 15:01:05

NEW ORLEANS, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Immunomedics, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMMU), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer and other serious diseases, described today at the 55th annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine a novel method for attaching fluorine-18 (F-18) to peptides, which in pretargeting studies using a human colorectal cancer model, produced exceptional positron emission tomography (PET) images. Direct labeling of F-18 to...

2008-06-17 12:00:58

Syntermed, Inc., a leading nuclear medicine imaging and informatics software company, released today three new clinical diagnostic applications for neurologists and cardiologists benefiting individuals with dementia, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and heart failure. The NeuroQ(TM) 3.0 upgrade analyzes PET brain scans to improve diagnosis of all types of dementia and track the progression of the disease. EQuAL(TM), a new application with NeuroQ, helps determine before surgery, the likelihood a...

2008-06-16 09:01:19

NEW ORLEANS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help ensure that more healthcare facilities throughout the United States have access to the positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) technology that helps clinicians diagnose and treat disease earlier and more effectively, Siemens Healthcare (http://www.siemens.com/healthcare) has opened two new radiopharmacies in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) These two new...

2005-11-08 13:39:09

RESTON, Va."”The use of positron emission tomography (PET) with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is "underutilized" in diagnosing and treating cancer of the reproductive organs"”the cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva"”according to an article in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Doctors are beginning to see the potential of using PET to look inside a woman's body to find gynecologic disease and its progression"”and to...

2005-07-06 23:53:07

Significantly more and smaller liver tumors can be detected by contrast-enhanced MRI when compared to whole-body FDG PET, say researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. For the study, the researchers analyzed 79 liver tumors in 30 patients. MRI detected all 79 of the lesions, of which 33 were less than 1 cm. PET detected 65 lesions, of which only 12 were less than 1 cm. In a per-lesion analysis, MRI had an accuracy rate of 75.5% compared to 64.1% for PET. "FDG PET has been...

2005-06-29 06:39:16

Caffeine can cloud image, researchers report Headed for a CT scan? If so, new research suggests it might be best to do without that cup of coffee beforehand. Researchers at St. Louis University School of Medicine found that caffeine just before a CT scan or positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can obscure scan results. The study authors noted that most scans to detect or evaluate malignancies are performed using imaging tracers called radiopharmaceuticals, with a tracer called FDG...

2005-06-20 17:05:00

ST. LOUIS -- Patients who need a positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) procedure to evaluate known or suspected malignancies should lay off the java, according to research by Medhat M. Osman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of internal medicine's division of nuclear medicine and director of PET at Saint Louis University Hospital. Dr. Osman presented his study at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's annual conference Sunday in Toronto. His research traces...

2005-06-20 21:50:31

TORONTO, Canada--Noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET) imaging may allow earlier prediction of a patient's response to chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, according to research reported at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting June 18"“22 in Toronto. "PET might be a promising tool for early prediction of response to chemotherapy and to individualize treatment for patients," noted Norbert Avril, chief of the division of nuclear medicine at the University of...


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  • A spider.
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