Who can benefit from nuclear gamma camera rentals? Imaging Startups Imaging companies in the early stages of their business may not have the history of income necessary to secure a loan or lease for imaging equipment; camera rentals are a great alternative to camera leasing, with month-to-month agreements and without many of the qualifications necessary
The maiCAM180 was introduced to the market in September 2006. As a joint venture between Mid-Atlantic Imaging (MAI) and Segami Corporation, the camera was designed and manufactured in Ottawa, Canada by the engineering firm Spectrica. The maiCAM180 was sold by both MAI and SEGAMI in the U.S. market as a small footprint and mobile cardiac
A nuclear stress test can be performed for many different indications. Some of the common reasons are: shortness of breath chest pain or tightness previous history or family history of cardiac problems follow-up on progression of known disease establishment of a baseline for newly diagnosed cardiac patients arm/jaw/back pain (less likely) assessment of damage from
By Ryan Hamilton, PhD The process by which the FDA reviews medical devices has recently come under increasing criticism. Both consumer and manufacturing groups are frustrated with the slow pace and nature of the medical device review process. In 1938, Congress first regulated medical products for safety and effectiveness, although at the time these were
By: Ajay K Malik, PhD Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) is the most used radioactive tracer with over 30 million tests per year done all over the world. When tagged to a pharmaceutical or biological marker, it helps evaluate, diagnose or manage cancer spread, blood flow and cardiac function; brain activity and thyroid disease; and detect osseous metastasis,
Brachytherapy using strontium-90 is now being used in conjunction with other therapies in an attempt to treat Age-related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in adults, in the CABERNET study. Medical writer Ajay Malik, PhD, reviews the studies involved.
By Ajay K Malik, PhD Over the last forty years, we have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of cancer survivors have steadily increased from three million in 1971 to over eleven million today; one in twenty Americans is
New technologies in nuclear breast imaging could mean a huge increase in accurate detection of breast cancer. Recent findings show MDI to detect 3 times as many malignancies with a higher PPV. By Maggie E. Mason
New I123 radiopharmaceutical to image dopamine transporters. By Dr. Kirandeep Kaur
Summary of the current developments in the Maryland self-referral ban ruling, along with a brief history and explanation of arguments.