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Highlights of the 30th Annual Congress of the EANM, Vienna 2017: “Yes we can – make nuclear medicine great again”

The 30th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) was held in Vienna, Austria, from 21 to 25 October 2017 under the chairmanship of Professor Francesco Giammarile. As

Topics of nuclear medicine research in Europe

Last year in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, we introduced some recent nuclear medicine research conducted in Japan. This was favorably received by European readers in ... , Japan 6 Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine , 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8507 , Japan Last year in the European Journal of

Hybrid cardiac imaging using PET/MRI: a joint position statement by the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)

Tübingen , Germany 6 Klinik für Nuklearmedizin , Universitätsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45122 Essen , Germany 7 UCL Institute of Nuclear Medicine, and NIHR, University College London Hospitals

Is 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine heart-to-mediastinum ratio dependent on age? From Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine normal database

of Nuclear Medicine working group. The HMR was calculated from early (15 min) and delayed (3–4 h) anterior planar 123I-MIBG images. All HMRs were standardized to medium-energy general purpose (MEGP ... predictors of serious cardiac events and cardiac death among patients with HF [ 1–5 ]. Reports indicate that decreased HMR (< 1.74 and 2.2) is one variable Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kanazawa

Correction to: The role of nuclear medicine in assessments of cardiac dyssynchrony

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine , Sapporo 1 Department of Radiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine , Kyoto , Japan 2 Department of Cardiovascular

Message from the President-Elect of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

, South Korea 1 Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University (SNU) and SNU Hospital , Seoul , South Korea The 12th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine has just come to an end. Once again this congress ... corroborated the fact that in Asia and the Oceania region, though many efforts have so far been delivered by the leaders, nuclear medicine is in its infancy in Asia. In the eloquent era of global precision and

Nuclear Medicine in the Era of Precision Medicine

technology [ 5 ]. Molecular imaging can be performed with various imaging technologies such as optical imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography ... by researchers; however, they are seldom used in clinical applications, except nuclear medicine, owing to their inherent weaknesses such as poor tissue penetration of imaging signals, low sensitivity

Bone radionuclide therapy and increased survival with radium-223 is the way to go for nuclear medicine: the offer that oncologists cannot refuse

, Austria 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital San Pedro and Centre for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR) , Logroño, La Rioja , Spain 2 Roberto C. Delgado Bolton

IDAC-Dose 2.1, an internal dosimetry program for diagnostic nuclear medicine based on the ICRP adult reference voxel phantoms

Background To date, the estimated radiation-absorbed dose to organs and tissues in patients undergoing diagnostic examinations in nuclear medicine is derived via calculations based on models of the ... absorbed dose estimations for diagnostic nuclear medicine using specific absorbed fraction values of the ICRP computational voxel phantoms. The sub-module for absorbed dose calculations in spherical

Radioiodine – the success story of Nuclear Medicine

of iodine-131 (131I), discovered in 1938 by Glenn Seaborg and John Livingood at the University of California, Berkeley, has been the success story in nuclear medicine. It has the advantage of emitting ... [19]. However, many patients would prefer to be euthyroid without medication for life. The European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) guidelines are more ambivalent. According to the EANM

A new perspective for nuclear medicine: expanding the indications for PSMA targeted imaging and therapy

description of glutamatedecarboxypeptidase 2, has in recent years seen a massive upsurge in interest in nuclear medicine due to the newly available specific functional substrate tracers for both positron ... , nuclear medicine as a whole will need to step up its act, bridge differences, and carry out the tedious work of performing proper, outcome based, radomized, double blind trials showing that for each

Novel Noninvasive Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques for Cardiac Inflammation

receptor CXCR4, have shown promising results in first studies. Summary Nuclear medicine techniques offer valuable information in the assessment of myocardial inflammation. Given the possibility to directly ... signals remained stable for 30–40 min. Gray scale images serve as reference for location of heart. Reprinted from [ 91 ] by permission of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine a diffuse or focal on diffuse

Introduction of nuclear medicine research in Japan

There were many interesting presentations of unique studies at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, although there were fewer attendees from Europe than expected. These ... Radiological Sciences, National Institutes of Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology , 4-9-1 Anakawa Inage-ku, Chiba, Chiba 263-8555 , Japan 2 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology

Using Nuclear Medicine Imaging Wisely in Diagnosing Infectious Diseases

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on efficient and accurate diagnostic testing, exemplified by the American Board of Internal Medicine’s “Choosing Wisely” campaign. Nuclear ... review paper offers clinicians a rational, evidence-based guide to approaching nuclear medicine tests, using an example case of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia in a patient

From Nuclear Medicine to Nuclear Medicine Theranostics

nuclear medicine has prospered, with the help and support of related sciences and engineering. These sciences were collectively called biology, and because of that, the global or continental efforts were ... referred to as Nuclear Medicine and Biology, as was implemented in the names of Federations such as the WFNMB (World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology) or AOFNMB (Asia and Oceania Federation of

Dose optimization in nuclear medicine

, University Hospital Wu ̈rzburg , Oberdu ̈rrbacher Str. 6, 97080 Wu ̈rzburg , Germany - Nuclear medicine contributes significantly to the health, healthcare and quality of life of European citizens ... , particularly in major clinical areas such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Every year in Europe over 6 million patients benefit from a nuclear medicine procedure, 95 % of which are diagnostic and 5

Molecularly targeted therapies in cancer: a guide for the nuclear medicine physician

have prompted the introduction of new targeted therapy approaches. Precision medicine in oncology has led to rapid advances and novel approaches optimizing the use of imaging modalities in cancer care ... , Canada 3 ) , Postbox 5800, 6202, AZ Maastricht , The Netherlands 4 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University , Pauwelsstr. 31, 52072 Aachen , Germany 5 Department of