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.
Given the ever-changing healthcare landscape—one that is now even more fluid and volatile since the arrival of SARS-CoV-2—education and collaboration between nuclear medicine professionals and their colleagues are key to expanding and optimizing nuclear medicine’s utilization.
Photography by Alex Teuscher | Illustration by Clint Poy
SPECT/CT imaging is a ubiquitous tool that aides clinicians in making prompt diagnoses and developing personalized treatment strategies. With the addition of an automated tool that consistently produces reliable, quantitative measurements, providers explain how they are able to integrate quantification into their routine SPECT/CT protocols.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcus Hacker
Our new column “Point of View” picks up trends and developments in healthcare. In this edition, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcus Hacker comments on the potential of AI in molecular imaging.
Photography by Ronald Patrick
At Siemens Healthineers’ recent Molecular Imaging World Summit, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals were optimistic about the future as they examined trends, research, and technological advancements.The Summit fostered inspired discussion around opportunities for molecular imaging.
Photography by Miquel Gonzalez
In molecular imaging, the smallest details can make a significant difference when it comes to reporting, sharing, and reading studies. By equipping their nuclear medicine and molecular imaging department with a revolutionary reading solution, Instituut Verbeeten in the Netherlands aims to deliver accurate and efficient medical care.
Data courtesy of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
PET/CT reveals recurrent disease in patients with head and neck cancers
Colleen R. Smith, MBA
Photography by Alex Teuscher
SPECT/CT imaging is invaluable as we move toward precision medicine, and the significant addition of reliable quantitative measurements only enhances SPECT/CT’s opportunities. But as quantitative SPECT/CT looks to establish an active role in the next era of healthcare, the extent of its impact continues to be defined.
Kathryn J. McCullough
While imaging professionals work to contend with the progression of disease, they strive to improve diagnostic accuracy that supports personalized treatment for each patient, all while maintaining operational efficiency.
Differentiation of a rib benign lesion from a metastasis using xSPECT Quant
Detection of Solitary Pelvic Lymph Node Metastasis in a Patient with Primary Prostate Cancer
Joseph J. Diorio
Three nuclear medicine professionals reflect on the history of the field and how technology, over the course of 60 years, has helped shape nuclear medicine. Through their experiences, they offer insights into where they think the latest innovations will take nuclear medicine.
xSPECT Bone SPECT/CT imaging aides in the finding of acetabular osteomyelitis in a 12-year-old boy.