PET imaging radioisotopes has got many applications in clinical neurology which involves movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, dementia, Stroke and neuronal plasticity etc. Future applications include early diagnosis of brain metastases, Parkinson syndromes and neurodegenerative disorders such as AD. Market... Read More


There are a few different quantitative techniques used to measure myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial flow reserve (MFR), both of which have been shown to provide useful information in managing cardiovascular disease. However, MFR measurements appear to be less affected by variables of quantitation when using... Read More


Cutoff Values Aid PET Blood-Flow Based CAD Diagnoses

Article by David Douglas - Medscape

New cutoff values allow for accurate identification of hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) using quantitative (15O)H2O PET maximum blood flow (MBF), according to a new paper.

The paper provides "optimal cutoff values of (15O)H2O PET-determined hyperemic... Read More


Nuclear Medicine Market Could Climb to $8.05B by 2020

The worldwide market for nuclear medicine was estimated at around $5.5 billion in 2013, but by 2020 that figure is expected to grow to $8.05 billion at an annual compound growth rate of 5.6 percent, according to a report by IQ41 Research And Consultancy.

North America accounted for more than half of the total... Read More


Trial results presented on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting show that rubidium-82 (Rb-82) PET outperformed thallium-201 (Tl-201) SPECT for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease -- all while exposing patients to less radiation.

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The diversification and expansion of PET imaging into cardiology and neurology are two applications expected to propel growth in PET procedure volume and equipment purchasing over the next several years, according to a new market research report from Bio-Tech Systems.

The study predicts that the approval of... Read More