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Immunotherapy against cancer: Patients benefit from molecular imaging

Immunotherapy gives hope to numerous cancer patients who do not respond satisfactorily to chemotherapy. However, this kind of treatment is not efficacious in all patients and it can even be harmful. „Positron emission tomography (PET) allows to accurately monitor the treatment process and assess its outcome,“ says Prof. Nicolas Aide, expert of the European Association … Weiterlesen »


Fighting cancer: New PET-imaging method improves diagnosis and treatment of widespread carcinomas

A new nuclear medicine imaging method facilitates a more precise diagnosis of widespread carcinomas such as breast, colon, pancreas or lung cancer. (Vienna, March 19, 2019) In fighting cancer an early and accurate diagnosis is crucial. A new nuclear medicine imaging method within the field of Positron emission tomography (PET) facilitates a more precise diagnosis … Weiterlesen »


The role and importance of patient involvement in nuclear medicine

(Vienna, December 14, 2018) Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement is defined as a dynamic core democratic principle where people affected by clinical interventions and research studies have the right to have a say in how they are treated and what and how research is undertaken. It is a close working collaboration between health professionals, … Weiterlesen »


Improving radiation protection

EANM join forces with scientific organisations to investigate the impact of medical radiation exposure on patients and medical staff (Vienna, August 21, 2018) Nuclear medical techniques are essential in diagnosing a large number of diseases and in treating various kinds of cancer. Since nuclear medicine is based on the use of radioactively labelled substances patients … Weiterlesen »


Alzheimer’s disease: Patients benefit from nuclear imaging

(Vienna, 19 April 2018) With the help of Positron emission tomography (PET) Alzheimer“s disease (AD) can be detected long before the onset of the symptoms by making beta-amyloid in the brain visible. However, since there is still no cure for AD the question has been raised if such a diagnosis is really beneficial for the … Weiterlesen »


Nuclear imaging targets the origins of back pain

World Spine Day 2017 (Vienna, October 16, 2017) Low back pain is an increasing and extremely widespread condition that becomes chronic in many patients, causing severe physical and emotional distress. Moreover, back pain is one of the leading causes of activity limitation and work absence all over the world and thus, has an enormous economic … Weiterlesen »


New: Funny cartoons assist nuclear medicine physicians

Help for children during nuclear medical examinations Sunny & Tim and their team help children through nuclear medical examinations (Source: Dr Ronald van Rheenen, Floris de Jonge) Nuclear medical examinations can be stressful for patients – particularly for children. But Sunny the Isotope, Tim the Tracer and Rob the Receptor help reduce the strain. These … Weiterlesen »


Prostate cancer: Identifying and destroying the tumour through nuclear medicine therapy

(Vienna, December 13, 2016) Prostate cancer patients who are resistant to hormone treatment used to have a poor prognosis. Until recently, the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities had been limited, but now innovative developments in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy open up promising pathways. Novel substances used with PET/CT (positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography) not … Weiterlesen »


Alzheimer’s disease: Early diagnosis through novel imaging technique

New nuclear imaging techniques make tau tangles in the brain visible New nuclear imaging techniques help to detect a key factor involved in Alzheimer“s disease (AD) much earlier and more precisely than before. Recently developed tracers, used with positron emission tomography (PET) make tau tangles in the brain visible. For the first time these deposits … Weiterlesen »


Paediatric nuclear imaging

Minimizing the dose – maintaining the diagnostic value The amount of radiation children are exposed to when undergoing nuclear medical examinations will be further reduced. This is due to new international guidelines that have been jointly set up by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and North American scientific societies. For the diagnosis and … Weiterlesen »

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