Category: Nuclear Medicine

COVID-19 Preparedness for Nuclear Labs

A recent ASNC webinar on the topic of COVID-19 preparedness for nuclear labs featured a panel of experts in the field. The session explored how to address the pandemic within your nuclear department. Here’s a closer look: Before the Imaging Procedure Here in the US, we’re faced with multiple challenges

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The SNMMI Value Initiative: What You Need to Know

Have you heard of the SNMMI Value Initiative? Founded by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the Value Initiative includes an industry alliance, of which Digirad is a member, providing a forum for the industry to work in partnership. We are excited by the strategic vision for

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Technetium-99m Availability: Production and Industry Update

Overall this year, there has been some unsteadiness in the supply chain for Moly-99 (Mo-99), which in turn affects the supply of technetium-99m (Tc-99m). For operators of gamma cameras, availability of the radiopharmaceutical gives cause for concern. David Pellicciarini, Vice President, Pharmacy Safety, Practice & Technical Operations for Cardinal Health,

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How Nuctrac Is Allowing Nuclear Medicine to Move to the Cloud

It’s no secret that the ordering and management of radioisotopes for nuclear imaging is a complicated and often cumbersome process. Nuctrac™ is a new, cloud-based software tool that nuclear departments are leveraging to simplify and streamline these tasks. The Basics of Nuctrac’s Nuclear Medicine Cloud Developed by Cardinal Health, Nuctrac

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What is SPECT imaging and how does it work?

SPECT stands for single-photon emission computerized tomography. In layman’s terms, it’s a type of non-invasive nuclear imaging test that allows your doctor to see how well your internal organs are functioning. It uses a radioactive substance and a special gamma camera to create 3-D pictures of your organs at different

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How to Reduce Gut Activity with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

We’re all familiar with the obstacles that radiotracers and subsequent gut activity presents during Myocardial Prefusion Imaging. When the radioisotope expands beyond the coronary arteries, it’s difficult to obtain quality SPECT MPI imaging of the heart. It’s a common problem that plagues many patients and physicians. So what do we

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What is the Role of Cardiac Cath in Value-Based Care?

It’s an undeniable fact that the move to value-based care is changing cardiology. Cardiac catheterization, in particular, has evolved as appropriate use criteria and value-based care have continued to advance in the healthcare system. This once go-to procedure is now being replaced by new methods and less invasive techniques. In

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