Updates

01
Feb

PET is significantly more proficient than SPECT in detecting severe obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), enabling more appropriate use of revascularization treatment, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Orlando, FL. 

 

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09
Feb

WASHINGTON — For years, scientists and policy makers have been trying to address two improbably linked problems that hinge on a single radioactive isotope: how to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation, and how to assure supplies of a material used in thousands of heart, kidney and breast procedures a... Read More

20
Sep

News from ASNC

With the recent alert to discontinue use of CardioGen-82™, due to reports of possible “strontium breakthrough,” there was significant interest among attendees at the 2011 ASNC Scientific Session in Denver, Colorado in understanding how investigations into the issue are progressing.   Dr. Robert Atcher, Director of... Read More

09
Feb

In light of a recent study, “Radiation in heart procedures tied to cancer risk,” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Positron is pleased to announce that Cardiac PET with 82Rb is associated with radiation exposure levels consistent with the amount a person gets annually from natural sources1.  On... Read More