Gerald W. Keister


SPECT/CT plus assay boosts surgical success

December 01, 2006

Complementary methods have helped physicians at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas improve the success rate of surgical treatments for ectopic parathyroid adenoma.

MIO Briefing

December 01, 2006

Short half-life handicaps clinical adoption of carbon-11 radioisotope

December 01, 2006

Carbon-11 tracer's 20-minute half life makes it too expensive for most community hospitals, but it can minimize radiation exposure and enable repeat measurements without interference from previous studies.

MIO Briefing

September 03, 2006

SUVs earn cheers for research but jeers for routine clinical use

August 01, 2006

In the quantitative world of molecular imaging, the standardized uptake value (SUV) looms large as a key measure of tumor aggressiveness and therapeutic response.

New scanners gear up for molecular imaging

June 04, 2006

Technical advances continue to make PET/CT and SPECT/CT suitable as platforms for molecular imaging. Pharmaceutical companies and specialty laboratories are developing and refining new radiopharmaceuticals. Imaging equipment manufacturers are incorporating more powerful and sensitive technology into their equipment and sophisticated reconstruction software is producing clearer images.