Nuclear Medicine News & Stories
By Takeshi Shimizu, PhD
An examination of nuclear neurology in Japan
Original Dutch text by Remco Zuiderent (Fortelle)
A practical approach to cardiac PET/CT
SPECT/CT is the most common nuclear medicine imaging modality used to visualize blood circulation in the heart; however, in an increasing number of locations, facilities are switching to PET/CT. The Northwest Clinics in the Netherlands has been one of the region’s pioneers in deploying cardiac PET/CT on a large-scale clinical basis.
The best of both worlds
Scientists and physicians from Siemens Healthineers
describe the motivations and innovations behind the development of a PET/CT
scanner that combines the best of both worlds: an extended axial field of view
(FoV) with industry-leading detector technology.
The convergence of nuclear medicine and pediatric orthopedic surgery
In pediatrics, young patients may not be able to communicate the exact location and intensity of the pain they’re experiencing. Nuclear medicine physicians are learning how to share visual findings from SPECT/CT with referring orthopedic surgeons, resulting in improved collaboration and outcomes.
The Convergence of Nuclear Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
The convergence of nuclear medicine and musculoskeletal medicine has many benefits, particularly in orthopedic surgery. The capabilities of SPECT/CT technology, combined with advanced reconstruction and reading solutions, allow for accurate localization of pain origins that support diagnostic confidence and surgical accuracy.