Today: 06.Dec.2019

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: 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.

Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers: In this letter, AIPES discusses the supply challenges in 2015 for reliable supply of Mo-99/Tc-99m generators.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: For tumor patients the timely choice of the appropriate therapy is of vital importance.Nuclear medical methods such as PET (positron emission tomography) allow not only for targeting the tumor but also for assessing the treatment outcome soon after therapy onset. This enables doctors to change treatment if necessary and adapt it to the specific conditions and needs of their patients. A non-responder patient can be identified very soon after therapy onset so that non-effective chemotherapy can be immediately stopped, reducing adverse side effects through inefficient toxicity and enabling an early salvage approach, for example by shifting to a different drug or to radiotherapy.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: At an advanced stage prostate cancer frequently leads to bone metastases which may result in pain, fractures, and disability and are associated with a poor prognosis. Recently a major breakthrough has been achieved which is about to improve the patients’ situation, as Prof. Markus Luster, expert of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), points out: “Radium-223- dichloride is the first bone-targeted drug that not only alleviates symptoms but also prolongs the life expectancy of these patients.

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