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Molecular Imaging

No-show rate hit 55% in medical imaging during the peak of pandemic
A fivefold increase in missed appointments were seen across all modalities
SmartBreast acquires MBI scanner assets of GE Healthcare, partners with FITI
Identifying tumors more easily in dense breast tissue than mammography
Breaking down the challenges of justification for medical imaging exams
ESR sheds light on factors that may contribute to unnecessary scans
Whole body MR surpasses PET/CT and CT for detecting myeloma
Enabling earlier myeloma treatment than other imaging modalities
Over 80% drop in SPECT-MPI had no impact on rate of abnormal findings
University of Alabama researchers say restrictions may have reduced unnecessary scans
COVID-19 grounding Canadian cargoes of time-sensitive radioisotopes for cancer treatment
The pandemic has led to fewer transport options and rising shipment costs
New radionuclide enables PET imaging of targeted alpha cancer therapies
Cerium-134 enables imaging of alpha emitters that can treat cancer and spare patients negative side effects
Zionexa distributes first FDA-approved estrogen-receptor-based PET tracer in U.S.
Cerianna can show if tumors are no longer responding to estrogen suppression therapy
Critical vulnerability makes GE radiological devices vulnerable to hacking
The vulnerability lies in the default passwords of GE's product management software
FDA gives nod to first PSMA-targeted PET tracer for prostate cancer
Gallium 68 PSMA-11 is indicated for cases of suspected prostate cancer metastases or suspected prostate cancer recurrence
Digirad to sell DMS Health for over $18 million
DMS Health Technologies provides contract diagnostic imaging through a mobile service
Discounted deals on medical imaging not the safest bet, says new study
Groupons do not include information on risks associated with scans
Fluciclovine PET tracer improves recurrent prostate cancer treatment planning
Resulted in better disease-free survival than conventional imaging
ASTRO research demonstrates high-risk prostate cancer management with PSMA PET/CT
PSMA PET/CT has more sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging
BWXT and Ontario Power Generation report 'tremendous progress' toward Mo-99 production
Darlington Nuclear Generating Station to become first large-scale nuclear station to produce molybdenum-99