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Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider extravasation reporting requirements

The NRC noted that advancements in nuclear medicine and increased use of radiopharmaceuticals prompted the commission to reconsider the exclusion of extravasation from medical event reporting.  

January 3, 2023

CMS cites 'newly published evidence' in postponement of PET coverage decision

Prior to the Dec. 15 announcement, CMS had released a different statement in June informing the public that they were reconsidering the amount of PET scans that Alzheimer’s patients undergoing monoclonal antibody treatment can receive.

December 19, 2022

U.S. lawmakers pen letter calling for expanded access to amyloid PET imaging

“We must make every effort to grant equitable access to tools that can help individuals and their loved ones treat and manage this disease."

December 13, 2022

New radiotracer IDs numerous cancers likely to respond to targeted therapy

The radiotracer, 68Ga-PentixaFor, can be used for detecting C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4), which plays a significant role in cancer progression.

December 8, 2022
An example of a positive amyloid plaque PET nuclear brain scan. these tests can help identify Alzheimer's patients earlier so they can be prescribed drugs to treat the condition.

Cognitive decline not far behind amyloid and tau PET-positive scans, even for the asymptomatic

Common markers of Alzheimer's disease visualized on PET scans of asymptomatic patients might foreshadow the onset of symptoms in the years following their initial discovery.

December 7, 2022

How a newly secured 3D printing patent could stabilize radioisotope production

Recently, a patent for 3D printed uranium targets was secured by the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Swierk, Poland, and it could increase the production of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) globally. 

December 6, 2022
NorthStar radiopharmaceutical development facility.

NorthStar breaks ground on new facility, will offer radiopharmaceutical development services to other companies

The 36,000 square foot unit will be located in Beloit, Wis., alongside NorthStar’s production facilities. It is expected to be open for business starting in 2024.

November 15, 2022

Isotope shortage update: NMEU names potential restart date for downed reactor

On November 4, Nuclear Medicine Europe indicated inspections at the downed BR2 reactor had been finalized.

November 7, 2022
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