Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 14:37 EDT

Latest Nuclear Medicine Physician Stories

2013-05-22 23:27:22

Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Reston VA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Shady Grove Radiology´s Shady Grove Breast Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR...

2012-12-06 08:27:22

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLab Partners, Inc., a leading independent core lab providing centralized cardiac safety services and medical imaging assessment, has launched new imaging capabilities targeted at the utilization of independent central image review in the detection of early Alzheimer's disease. "Recognizing the ongoing evolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...

2012-09-24 23:00:06

Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hammond, LA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 The Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small...

2012-08-13 02:25:25

BALTIMORE, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Radiology Services (ARS), a division of RadNet, Inc., a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 237 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announced it will offer Amyvid(TM), a radioactive tracer used in positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. Amyvid is the first test that can effectively rule out Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients...

2012-05-04 21:17:47

Unnecessary imaging was recommended in a significant number of studies but referring physicians often did not adhere to PET/CT report recommendations Advanced imaging has been identified as one factor that contributes to the overall rising cost of healthcare in the US. Unnecessary or inappropriate imaging utilization magnifies the cost burden associated with advanced imaging studies like MRIs and PET/CT scans. Though these studies often provide the best clinical information for making a...

2012-05-04 21:11:07

Radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians recommended additional imaging about 30% of the time in oncologic PET/CT reports, with about half of those recommendations being unnecessary, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, included 250 patients. The study found that there were 84 recommendations made for additional imaging. When study reviewers examined the patients' records, they concluded that 43 of those recommendations were unnecessary,...

2012-05-03 18:43:21

The use of single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) has been reported to change clinical management in a significant number of thyroid cancer patients according to research presented in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Information obtained from these scans not only helps determine the need for radioiodine therapy or alterative options, but also impacts the long-term follow-up strategy. “In this article I aimed to highlight the...

2011-10-06 06:00:00

BERLIN, October 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OctreoPharm Sciences GmbH, a Berlin-based specialist in nuclear medical pharmaceuticals (radiopharmaceuticals), announced today that it has received the worldwide exclusive license for the development and commercialization of SOMscan(TM), from Novartis Pharma AG. The new Gallium-68-labeled radioactive contrast agent for positron emission tomography (PET) used by SOMscan has the potential to selectively detect and monitor...

2011-06-07 14:45:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Presented today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine 2011 Annual Meeting researchers from Swedish Medical Center and the University of Washington showed that FDG dose for Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) may be reduced by at least 50% without altering image quality. PEM is the breast application of the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner showing the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians in...

2011-05-04 10:44:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The Christiana Care Breast Center is the only facility in Delaware to earn this prestigious award. MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many...