Nuclear Medicine News & Stories
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.
Expanding the Role of Nuclear Medicine in a Changing Healthcare Landscape
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.
The Convergence of Nuclear Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
The treatment of musculoskeletal pain is a precise practice that requires accurate localization of possible pain generators. Given SPECT/CT's intrinsic anatomical and physiological imaging properties, it is an ideal choice in helping musculoskeletal medicine practitioners locate pain origins and develop effective treatment plans.