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Improving Care for Cardiac Patients is Centerpiece of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Meeting

BETHESDA, Md., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ( www.asnc.org ) will host its 14th Annual Scientific Session October 1 - 4, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN. Imaging specialists from around the world will gather at ASNC2009 to discuss the meeting's theme - ...

Landauer Names Douglas R. Gipson Chief Nuclear Executive

GLENWOOD, Ill . , May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR ) announced today that Douglas R. Gipson has been named Chief Nuclear Executive, effective May 15, 2009. Gipson will assume overall responsibility for Landauer's Global Nuclear Power Business. "We are very pleased to ...

Senate Honors Nuclear and Uranium Workers With National Day of Remembrance

House expected to pass companion resolution recognizing sacrifices made by nuclear weapons and uranium workers who risked their lives serving their country during the Cold War DENVER, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution designating October 30, 2009, a...

'Living With Radiation' Conference Commemorating Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Held at United Nations, Sponsored by New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual conference on thyroid cancer is being held today at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 15, to focus on the state-of-the-art treatment of thyroid cancer among millions of people around the world who were exposed to radiation after the Cher...

Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA suspected to trigger more than half of all cancers

A buildup of chemical bonds on certain cancer-promoting genes, a process known as hypermethylation, is widely known to render cells cancerous by disrupting biological brakes on runaway growth. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists say the reverse process demethylation which wipes off those chemical bon...

Kuwait Purchases 5.4 Million Doses of Emergency Nuclear Radiation Drug from Nukepills.com

Kuwait Ministry of Health stockpiles thyroid-blocking potassium iodide for nuclear radiation emergencies MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the sale of 180,000 units (5.4 million doses) of ThyroShield(TM) Potassium Iodide to the Kuwait Ministry of Health....

SNM's Mid-Winter Educational Symposium for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals

Reston, Va.SNM will hold its annual Mid-Winter Educational Symposium February 5-8, 2009 at the Hilton Clearwater in Clearwater, FL. This year SNM, the American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP) and the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) unite to create a fused meeting, offering attende...

Journal of Nuclear Medicine premiers new, full-color design

Reston, Va.Beginning with the January 2009 issue, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine SNM's flagship publicationwill be printed in full color. "This change to the publication allows the generous use of color for highlighting and enhancing the structure and organization of research reports," said...

SNM to showcase the latest research in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine

Reston, Va.SNM invites scientific investigators to submit abstracts to present their research at the society's 56th Annual Meetingthe world's largest event dedicated to molecular imaging and nuclear medicineJune 13-17, 2009, in Toronto, Canada. "The emerging field of molecular imaging is vital ...

Peter Ell receives SNM's Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

Reston, Va.Peter J. Ell, director of the institute of nuclear medicine and chair of nuclear medicine at the University College London, U.K., was awarded the 2008 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award for his contributions to the nuclear medicine profession. The award was presented during S...

Seeding the future: SNM grants grow molecular imaging and nuclear medicine research

RESTON, Va.SNMan international scientific and professional organization of more than 16,000 members dedicated to promoting the practical applications, technology and science of molecular imaging and nuclear medicinehas awarded $170,000 in research grants to support nuclear medicine and molecular i...

Medicexchange.com Launches a New Dedicated Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Community for Medical Imaging Professionals

Medicexchange.com announces the launch of a focused Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging online community to allow medical imaging professionals to keep abreast of the developments in this fast evolving arena of medical imaging. London, UK (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 --Medi...

Study recommends development of standards for pediatric doses in nuclear medicine

Reston, Va.Results of a recent survey of 13 pediatric hospitals in North America show a lack of universally applied standards for administering radiopharmaceutical doses to children undergoing nuclear medicine examinations, according to an article in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medic...

DOE Seeks Licensing Approval for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Site

169 million Americans currently live near temporary nuclear waste storage sites RED WING, Minn., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A Minnesota Indian tribe is again echoing the need for a national nuclear waste repository following the formal license application to build an...

SNM hosts 55th Annual Meeting of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Research

Reston, Va.SNMs 55th Annual Meeting, Molecular Imaging: Build on the Past, Define the Future, will be held June 1418, 2008, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La., with more than 4,000 of the worlds leading experts in molecular imaging and therapy and nuclear medicine attendin...

HRSA Outreach Seeks to Raise Cancer Awareness Among People Who Lived Near Nuclear Sites or Mined Uranium

Effort includes updated Web pages, brochure, advertisement, and informational letters to partner organizations, other Federal agencies ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 8, HRSA's Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) will launch a nationwide outre...

Sutter Opens County's First Non-Hospital-Based Nuclear Imaging Option

New gamma camera helps physicians make more informed decisions FAIRFIELD, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Now patients in north Solano County have enhanced access to advanced digital and potentially life-saving technology in a state-of the-art and convenient outpatient setting. The ...

Western Reserve Heart Care Receives ICANL Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Heart Care Practice in Hudson is the Only Lab in Summit County Outside of Akron Accredited for Both Nuclear Medicine and Echocardiography HUDSON, Ohio, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Reserve Heart Care, a cardiology testing and treatment facility located in Hudson, was recently granted acc...

Mirion Technologies to Showcase New Product Offerings for the Nuclear Industry During 10th Annual China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirion Technologies, the leading global provider of detection, measurement, and analysis solutions in the radiation protection industry, will showcase two new products at the 10th annual China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition in Beijing from Mar...

CardiacQA Surpasses 20,000 Client Generated Nuclear Cardiology Reports

NEWARK, Del., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CardiacQA, a web-based provider of Quality Assurance Tools and Nuclear Reporting Solutions for Cardiology Practices, announced today that they have eclipsed the 20,000 reports mark on their Nuclear Report Generator. The announcement comes before the 2008 r...

Patients need to know that nuclear medicine procedures can trigger radiation alarms

RESTON, Va.Twenty million nuclear medicine procedures that detect and evaluate heart disease, brain disorders and cancerand that use radiopharmaceuticals to treat overactive thyroids and some cancersare performed each year. While health care providers in many facilities do provide patients with ad...

Oosight Imaging System Enables a Breakthrough: The Viable Transfer of Genetic Material for Stem Cell Nuclear Reprogramming in Primates

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi) announced today that their Oosight(TM) Imaging System has been used by Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov to successfully transfer nuclear genetic material from somatic cells from a 10-year-old male macaque to enuclea...

SNM ad urges congress to fund nuclear medicine research

RESTON, Va.SNM, the worlds largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine professionals, took out a full-page, full-color ad in Tuesdays Roll Call urging Congress to fund basic nuclear medicine research. Congress: Dont turn your back on future discoveries. Support DOE funding for nucle...

SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding

RESTON, Va. -- Based on the results of a recent National Academy of Sciences report, federal funding for basic molecular imaging/nuclear medicine research should be restored to the U.S. Department of Energy, says SNM, the worlds largest society for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine profession...

Medical, technological advances prompt updating of nuclear medicine technologists' scope of practice

RESTON, Va.To meet the changing needs of health care, the SNM Technologist Section recently revised its Scope of Practice for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist 2007. The updated, forward-looking scopewith its primary focus on public protection and acknowledgement of the evolving nature of technolo...

Exposure to CT Scan Radiation may Be Equivalent to That of Nuclear Bomb

Experts at the American College of Radiologists have warned doctors against exposing patients to CT scans unnecessarily because the use of X-ray technology increases the risk of cancer. They suggest that the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to during CT scans may in some case...

Simi Valley Nuclear Meltdown Effects Greater than Suspected

The Santa Susana Field Lab 1959 nuclear reactor meltdown has been reported to have released about 300 times more radiation than the infamous// Three Mile Island accident according to studies presented Thursday. These estimates were released by an independent advisory panel and are contradictory ...

"New" Clear Advantages In Nuclear Medicine

Generally the word "nuclear" conceives a hazy flawed perception in the mind concerning an indefinable ethereal energy that permits doctors// to peer non invasively into the body. In the words of Jonathan M Links the former president of Society of Nuclear Medicine(SNM), who has...

SNM recognizes exemplary contributors in nuclear medicine

The 53rd Annual Meeting of SNM in San Diego witnessed a meeting of 4,000 professionals and 6,500 participants from the molecular imaging and nuclear medicine branch// and this meeting was marked by a detailed discussion spread over five days. “SNM continues to successfully offer a unique oppo...

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

Elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) is considered appropriate for small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumors; however, it is still difficult to detect high nuclear grade RCC preoperatively. // Although no specific tumor markers have been identified for RCC, immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP)...

Cancer risk among nuclear industry workers

A cohort multinational study was done involving 598 068 nuclear industry workers from 15 countries.// The study was done to estimate the risk of cancer after administrating low doses of radiation. This study is an international collaborative study to estimate the cancer risk among radiation wo...

NMPI Launches Fifth Portable Cardiology Unit

... nuclear Medicine Professionals, Inc. has added a fifth mobile nuclear cardiology unit to its fleet to keep pace with exp... Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 -- nuclear Medicine Professionals, Inc. (NMPI) announces the ...

Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

...national expansion initiative and adoption of our offerings in the medical, nuclear and military markets affirm the long-term growth prospects for our business...hospitals, medical and dental offices, universities, national laboratories, nuclear facilities and other industries in which radiation poses a potential threat...

MedThink Hires Joe Conwell as Executive Creative Director

...ho-McNeil, Sanofi-Aventis and GE Healthcare, and his therapeutic experience spans across the fields of cardiology, oncology, women's health, virology, nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging. Midway through his advertising career, Conwell and a colleague launched and marketed their own brand of premi...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

... RESTON, Va.A new study published in the August issue of The Journal of nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) is an important tool for depicting the extent of neuroblastoma in some patients, particularly ...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

...nthase had never been connected to PPAR-alpha function was the distance of the two proteins from each other, according to Semenkovich. PPAR-alpha is a nuclear receptor. That is, it's housed in the nucleus of the cell. Fatty acid synthase, on the other hand, lives out in the cell body, or cytoplasm. "The nei...

MDS Nordion Submits Expression of Interest Proposal to Government of Canada on Medical Isotope and Generator Production

...With expertise and guidance from the South African nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), owner and operator of ...ctors allowing them to be licensed by the Canadian nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for safe operation. Dur... Mr. Peter Elder, Director General, Directorate of nuclear Cycle and Facilities Regulation, Canadian...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

...rm outcome," said study author Dr. Marcus Hacker, an associate professor of nuclear medicine at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. His report appears in ... SOURCES: Marcus Hacker, M.D., associate professor, nuclear medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; Thomas G. Gerber,...

ONRAD Announces Newly Bundled Services for a Single Package Price

...ndalay Bay in Las Vegas. ONRAD is a full-service radiology group offering remote preliminary and final interpretations of CT, NM, MRI, Ultrasound, nuclear Medicine, diagnostic X-ray, telemammography, echo-cardiograms, onsite staffing with a specialization in Critical Access Facility coverage and PACS ASP...

Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... "Computational power has reached the point where models that could previously only be used to predict weather patterns, space travel or the effect of nuclear explosions can now be used in the clinic to estimate the impact of certain drugs," said Merajver. The current paper, which was carried out at the ...
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