Mon.Jun 10, 2024

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SNMMI: Nuclear medicine experiencing an ‘industrial revolution’

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TORONTO - We caught up with Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) President Helen Nadel, MD, to discuss developments over the last year and how recent advances have represented the equivalent of an “industrial revolution” in nuclear medicine. Nadel also describes the electric atmosphere at this year’s meeting, how something old may be new again, and assesses the growing momentum in theranostics and AI.

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Large language models make radiology reports more patient-friendly

Health Imaging

New research analyzes the effectiveness of AI-generated reports in simplifying radiologists’ imaging interpretations into more easily understandable language, as judged by nonphysicians.

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Jay Tolsma Sets the Bar for 20 Years

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From Field Service Engineer (FSE) to Account Executive (AE), Jay Tolsma’s role has evolved over his 20-year career with Cassling, but what hasn’t changed is Jay’s dedication to the job and his colleagues.

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New data underline importance of expanding Medicaid to address poor lung cancer screening uptake

Radiology Business

“Also needed are institutional and societal efforts to address LCS capacity, including screening infrastructure investments and quality benchmarking," experts wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to transform your radiology center into a high-performance hub of medical imaging.

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Reduced gadolinium dose still produces effective meningioma images

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Gadolinium dose for MR imaging can be reduced by more than half the standard level and still effectively distinguish meningiomas from surrounding tissues, researchers have reported. A team led by Tshea Dowers, MD, of the University of Toronto in Canada found that a gadolinium dose reduction of 62% offered sufficient visual delineation of brain tumors from healthy tissue.

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Hearing aids help stall brain aging, new imaging study shows

Health Imaging

For people with auditory impairment, hearing aid use could slow metabolic decline in regions of the brain associated with cognitive function.

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RadNet and Radiology Partners CEOs among the ‘most influential’ leaders in Los Angeles

Radiology Business

This is the seventh annual LA500 for the Los Angeles Business Journal and first to include RP's Rich Whitney, MBA, and RadNet's Howard Berger, MD.

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Disturbed blood flow can damage the vessel wall in cases of aortic dilation

ScienceDaily

Abnormal blood flow in the aorta is linked to inflammation and breakdown of the vessel wall in conditions where the aorta is dilated. The findings can contribute to better diagnosis and open up new ways to assess the risk of serious and usually fatal complications, such as rupture of the aorta.

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ACS: States with higher lung cancer burden show low screening rates

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The prevalence of up-to-date lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) remains low -- especially in U.S. states that tend to have higher mortality rates of the disease, American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers have reported. A team led by Priti Bandi, PhD, of the ACS in Atlanta, GA, found that overall, in 2022 only 18.1% of men and women eligible for lung cancer screening underwent it, despite a 2021 expansion of the pool of eligible individuals.

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Novel radiotracer produces high quality images of 'Alzheimer's disease of the heart'

ScienceDaily

A newly developed radiotracer can generate high quality and readily interpretable images of cardiac amyloidosis, a condition referred to as the 'Alzheimer's disease of the heart.' As the first amyloid-specific and pan-amyloid binding radiotracer designed for planar and SPECT/CT imaging, 99mTc-p5+14 could play an important role in early detection and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis.

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Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD, Receives SNMMI 2024 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:17 June 10, 2024 — Carolyn J. Anderson , PhD, a trailblazer in nuclear medicine, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award. The award was announced by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) during its 2024 Annual Meeting, June 8-11 in Toronto. For over three decades, Anderson’s pioneering research has laid the foundation for the growth of radiometal-based agents for diagnostic imaging and targeted r

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Unlocking Value in Healthcare with the Value Realization Pyramid

Radiology Business

The Value Realization Pyramid is designed to help healthcare providers derive value from their technological investments by leveraging high-quality data. It emphasizes standardized data driving efficient workflows enterprise-wide. Executives are empowered to make data-driven decisions and can optimize operations and achieve strategic goals.

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AGFA HealthCare's enterprise imaging solutions set for significant expansion following new partnership

Health Imaging

AGFA is partnering with Europe's Alliance Medical to implement its cloud-based solutions across all of the imaging provider’s 120 sites throughout the UK.

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State advances bill that would prevent private equity firms from interfering with medical decision-making

Radiology Business

If passed, the bill would authorize the AG to grant, deny or impose conditions related to changes in control or the acquisition of a physician group.

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Could Pluvicto Have a Role in Taxane-Naive mCRPC?: an Interview with Oliver Sartor, MD

Diagnostic Imaging

In an interview at the SNMMI 2024 conference, Oliver Sartor, M.D. discussed key findings from new award-winning research evaluating the potential of Pluvicto in treating patients with taxane-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

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Fruit roll-ups shown to improve dental X-ray quality

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A study published in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences compared 270 dental X-rays, from people who were told to hold their tongues against the roof of their mouths throughout the procedure. Radiographers managed to take high-quality X-rays in 75% of cases where the patient used a sticky fruit strip as an adhesive-aid, compared to just 36% of cases where the patient's mouth was empty.

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Goldenberg awarded SNMMI's Cassen prize

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David M. Goldenberg, MD, has been awarded the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's (SNMMI) Benedict Cassen Prize. David M. Goldenberg, MD. SNMMI The award is given every two years by the society's Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in recognition of outstanding work leading to a major advance in nuclear medicine science.

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SNMMI: AI May Enhance Detection and Risk Assessment for Multiple Cancers on Whole-Body PET/CT Scans

Diagnostic Imaging

Deep transfer learning may elevate the capability of whole-body PET/CT scans to diagnose multiple cancers, ranging from breast cancer and lung cancer to melanoma and prostate cancer, according to new research presented at the SNMMI conference.

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Avenda highlights Unfold AI study results

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AI healthcare firm Avenda Health is touting results from a study showing the ability of AI to accurately identify cancer in oncology imaging and diagnostics. The findings were published June 11 in The Journal of Urology. The study demonstrated that AI-assisted cancer tracking with Unfold AI, Avenda Health’s cancer mapping technology, improved urologists' and radiologists' abilities to identify prostate cancer extent by 45 times.

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Human Resource Management in the Construction Industry

MRI Network

Successful construction management is built on complex projects, tighter deadlines, and demanding work. What’s less well-known is that human resource management is equally important as anything else in this sector. Recruiting, training, and retaining skilled workers are critical for construction management success. Here’s why, along with some tips on improving HR management at your construction company.

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Delphinus names Michael Emery CFO

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Delphinus Medical Technologies , developer of SoftVue Breast Tomographic Ultrasound, has named Michael Emery as the company's chief financial officer (CFO). Emery has more than 30 years of experience in financial executive leadership in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He was previously CFO and chief operating officer (COO) at Tyber Medical.

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How I Learn or Don't in Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging

Have pragmatic needs become the primary driver between wanting to learn and needing to learn new skills and technologies in radiology?

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GE HealthCare highlights new cyclotron at SNMMI 2024

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GE HealthCare introduced the MINItrace Magni at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting (SNMMI) annual meeting, a newly designed, small-footprint cyclotron for in-house production of commercial PET radiotracers. The boom in theranostics is driving greater demand for gallium-68-based and other PET tracers used to diagnose patients in oncology, cardiology, and neurology, yet the limitations of traditionally used generators have created serious challenges for clinicians

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SNMMI Elects Jean-Luc C. Urbain, MD, PhD, FASNC, as President-Elect at 2024 Annual Meeting

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:25 June 10, 2024 — Jean-Luc C. Urbain, MD, PhD, FASNC, professor of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine and Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). SNMMI introduced a new slate of officers during its 2024 Annual Meeting, held June 8-11 in Toronto. “As SNMMI president-elect, I plan to focus on bringing and integrating radiopharmaceutical theranostics into the clinic to benefit as many patients as possible.

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Evans named Gambhir Trailblazer Award recipient

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Michael J. Evans, PhD, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Sam Gambhir Trailblazer Award. He will be honored at the SNMMI's annual meeting in Toronto. Evans, a professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, was recognized for his work in biomarker discovery and radiopharmaceutical development.

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New PET Radiotracer Enables Same-Day Imaging of Key Gastrointestinal Cancer Biomarker

MedImaging Industry News

A new PET radiotracer has been shown to enable same-day imaging of Claudin18.2, a protein prominently expressed in gastrointestinal cancers that serves as a crucial biomarker for teh disease.

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Bolin named president of SNMMI Technologist Section

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Julie Dawn Bolin has been elected 2024-2025 president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS). Julie Dawn Bolin. Image courtesy of SNMMI. Bolin is program director of nuclear medicine technology at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, AZ, and nuclear medicine technologist at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson.

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Siemens Healthineers Receives FDA Clearance for High-Performance Biograph Trinion PET/CT Scanner

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:13 June 10, 2024 — Siemens Healthineers announces the Food and Drug Administration clearance of the Biograph Trinion, a high-performance, energy-efficient positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( PET/CT ) scanner with a wide range of clinical capabilities and a low lifetime operational cost. “With the Biograph Trinion, Siemens Healthineers is proud to offer customers a high-performance PET/CT scanner that delivers the precision and speed needed for clinic

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Siemens, World Stroke Organization ink 2-year stroke care deal

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Siemens Healthineers and the World Stroke Organization have inked a two-year partnership to improve global access to stroke care. The collaboration will focus on low- and middle-income countries and will allow Siemens and the World Stroke Organization to offer education and training programs that spotlight stroke as a global healthcare issue. Stroke is the second-leading cause of death and the third-leading cause of disability in adults.

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From Governance to Care: The Multidisciplinary Path and AI’s Role in Healthcare

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The evolution of the regulatory landscape of clinical AI has brought about a new set of challenges for healthcare leaders. Sitting at the crossroads of innovation and responsibility, there’s a great deal of question marks looming around regulatory compliance and, furthermore, creating internal governance structures in health systems as they seek to ensure that they are adopting and deploying AI responsibly.