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04/02/2014
Obama Signs Omnibus; Includes $5 Million for Nuclear Medicine Research

President Obama signed H.R.3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, also known as the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, into law.

04/02/2014
Clinical Comparison of Tc-99m Exametazime and I-123 Ioflupane SPECT in Patients with Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers are seeking to understand what happens inside the living brain after a concussion. In a study published today in PLOS ONE, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University used SPECT to evaluate two ways to measure physiological brain activity in Traumatic Brain Injury (T.B.I.) patients.

04/02/2014
Discerning Infection from Inflammation: a New PET/CT Technique

Antimicrobial peptide PET/CT imaging with gallium-68 appears to break through previous roadblocks in differentiating infections and sterile inflammatory processes, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

14/01/2014
Cardiologists Continue Imaging Despite Isotope Shortage by Using Fewer Radiopharmaceuticals

As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South Africa, Berks Cardiologists Ltd., a cardiovascular imaging center in central Pennsylvania, is continuing to operate at the same procedure volume and with their lower-dose cardiac nuclear medicine imaging protocols.

14/01/2014
Isotope Production Alternatives Aim to Meet North American Demand

With the world's major producing reactors shutting down regularly or facing decommission, some enterprising solutions to medical isotope production are jockeying to pick up the slack in North America.

25/12/2013
NorthStar Awarded $21.8 Million for Domestic Molybdenum

Northstar Medical Technologies was awarded $21.8 million in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

25/12/2013
NRC Okays U.S. Isotope Plant Construction Application

NRC has accepted the second and final portion of the company's application for a construction permit to build an accelerator plant for medical isotopes.

18/12/2013
Molecular Imaging Device Market Expected to Rise to $3B by 2018

The current global market for molecular imaging technology is estimated at $2.2 billion this year and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2 percent, according to a November 2013 market research report from BCC Research.

18/12/2013
Philips Unveils First Digital Detector PET/CT System at RSNA 2013

Philips unveiled the Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging system at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) in Chicago.

16/12/2013
Treatment Plans for Brain Metastases More Accurately Determined with Aid of Molecular Imaging Tracer

Imaging with the molecular imaging tracer 18F-FDOPA can help distinguish radiation-induced lesions from new tumor growth in patients who have been treated with radiation for brain metastases.