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NMC - Supporting Nuclear Medicine

NMC - Supporting Nuclear Medicine NUCMEDCOR (NMC) is a distributor of high-quality products supporting the nuclear medicine industry.

Welcome to NUCMEDCOR (NMC), your reliable source of nuclear medicine supplies. NUCMEDCOR (NMC), an ISOFLEX USA (IUSA) company, is a distributor of high-quality products supporting the nuclear medicine industry. Our product offering includes biochemical compounds used in the synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals, as well as vials, cassettes, reagent kits and other consumables for molecular imaging. Additionally, we have an extensive catalog of radiation shielding products. In order to keep pace with the demands of the molecular imaging community, NMC will continue to add products to support nuclear medicine. We welcome your inquiries for custom synthesis applications and long-term supply agreements.

Targeting MC1R in metastatic melanoma
11/28/2018
Targeting MC1R in metastatic melanoma

Targeting MC1R in metastatic melanoma

A new study describes a molecule that seeks out melanoma cells, for imaging and potentially for therapy.

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Reduced Alzheimer's Pathology
11/28/2018
Mediterranean Diet Tied to Reduced Alzheimer's Pathology

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Reduced Alzheimer's Pathology

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is significantly associated with a reduction over time in beta-amyloid accumulation, a biomarker of cerebral Alzheimer's disease pathology, new research suggests.

World's first full-body medical scanner generates astonishing 3D images
11/20/2018
World's first full-body medical scanner generates astonishing 3D images

World's first full-body medical scanner generates astonishing 3D images

After over decade of development, the world’s first full-body medical scanner has produced its first images. The groundbreaking imaging device is almost 40 times faster than current PET scans and can capture a 3D picture of the entire human body in one instant scan.

Prostate cancer radiotherapy more precisely targeted with nuclear medicine imaging
11/20/2018
Prostate cancer radiotherapy more precisely targeted with nuclear medicine imaging

Prostate cancer radiotherapy more precisely targeted with nuclear medicine imaging

Current standard imaging techniques for initial staging of prostate cancer often underestimate the extent of disease beyond the prostate. A study featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's November issue demonstrates that prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/comp...

Call for hospitals to use high-tech scans to diagnose prostate cancers when they can still be cured - The Institute of C...
11/20/2018
Call for hospitals to use high-tech scans to diagnose prostate cancers when they can still be cured - The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Call for hospitals to use high-tech scans to diagnose prostate cancers when they can still be cured - The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Modern, sophisticated scans should be used in hospitals to pick out men whose prostate cancers have only spread to a limited number of sites, so they can be offered the chance of cure, a new assessment concludes.

Combination drug targeting opioid system may help relieve symptoms of major depression
11/07/2018
Combination drug targeting opioid system may help relieve symptoms of major depression

Combination drug targeting opioid system may help relieve symptoms of major depression

Two clinical trials of an investigational drug that targets the opioid system support its safety and effectiveness in reducing symptoms of major depression, when added to standard antidepressant treatment. The results of these Phase 3 trials of a drug combining buprenorphine with samidorphan are rep...

PET/CT diagnoses blood vessel disease better than biopsy method
10/25/2018
PET/CT diagnoses blood vessel disease better than biopsy method

PET/CT diagnoses blood vessel disease better than biopsy method

Pairing PET with CT achieved better diagnostic accuracy than temporal artery biopsy (TAB) in patients with newly suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA), according to research presented recently at the 2018 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/ Association of Reproductive Health Professional (AHRP) m...

New chemical eyed in fight vs. Alzheimer’s - The Boston Globe
10/23/2018
New chemical eyed in fight vs. Alzheimer’s - The Boston Globe

New chemical eyed in fight vs. Alzheimer’s - The Boston Globe

A Cambridge biotech startup is using a new method to gauge the health of synapses in people’s brains as it prepares to test an experimental medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

18F-FDG PET-CT reveals 33% of previously undetected male breast cancer
10/08/2018
18F-FDG PET-CT reveals 33% of previously undetected male breast cancer

18F-FDG PET-CT reveals 33% of previously undetected male breast cancer

New research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine suggests a 18F-FDG PET/CT scan reveals previously undetected breast cancers in male patients with pre-PET/CT stage IIB breast cancer, and in patients with stage III breast cancer.

Stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer patient first to show complete response to immunotherapy
10/08/2018
Stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer patient first to show complete response to immunotherapy

Stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer patient first to show complete response to immunotherapy

“You see this place on the image? That’s where your kidney was,” says VCU Massey Cancer Center medical oncologist Asit Paul, MD, PhD, to 69-year-old Thomas Bland. “And the tumors we saw in your lung and other places still have not returned. I’m happy to say you’ve...

Pasadena Now » Pasadena Startup Launches Novel High Tech Body Scanning Platform | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real E...
09/19/2018
Pasadena Now » Pasadena Startup Launches Novel High Tech Body Scanning Platform | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com

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PSMA PET may lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary changes in treatment
09/18/2018
PSMA PET may lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary changes in treatment

PSMA PET may lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary changes in treatment

PET imaging is a common tool to establish the stage of a patient’s prostate cancer, but new research raises questions about its association with misdiagnosis and unnecessary changes in therapies. Benign tissues in the kidney, bowels and salivary glands may show increased prostate-specific membrane...

09/10/2018
Researchers identify pitfall in popular prostate cancer PET imaging method

Researchers identify pitfall in popular prostate cancer PET imaging method

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has become a popular method for determining the stage of a patient's prostate cancer. However, researchers have identified a major pitfall in this imaging technique and are cautioning medical professionals to be awa...

09/10/2018
Researchers identify pitfall in popular prostate cancer PET imaging method

Researchers identify pitfall in popular prostate cancer PET imaging method

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has become a popular method for determining the stage of a patient's prostate cancer. However, researchers have identified a major pitfall in this imaging technique and are cautioning medical professionals to be awa...

Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer's
08/15/2018
Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer's

Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer's

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer's disease - and hence that blocking its spread may prevent the disease from taking hold.

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?
08/15/2018
Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

A new study is suggesting that increasing symptoms of anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s, allowing physicians better targets for early interventions to treat the condition before it causes too much irreversible neurological damage.

PET/MRI with full head scan catches more brain abnormalities than standard protocol
08/14/2018
PET/MRI with full head scan catches more brain abnormalities than standard protocol

PET/MRI with full head scan catches more brain abnormalities than standard protocol

It might not be the majority of hospitals’ standard routine, but including a patient’s head during routine body imaging with FDG PET/MRI could detect far more brain abnormalities than traditional practice, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Dallas Scientists Find 'Big Bang' of Alzheimer's Disease
08/14/2018
Dallas Scientists Find 'Big Bang' of Alzheimer's Disease

Dallas Scientists Find 'Big Bang' of Alzheimer's Disease

Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer’s disease remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world. Dallas scientists have made a major...

Coronary microvascular dysfunction tops BMI for CVD risk prediction
08/14/2018
Coronary microvascular dysfunction tops BMI for CVD risk prediction

Coronary microvascular dysfunction tops BMI for CVD risk prediction

Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) identified with cardiac stress PET testing was a better predictor of adverse events among obese patients than body mass index (BMI) and other traditional risk factors, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Illuminations: The shadowy world of Radiology
08/14/2018
Illuminations: The shadowy world of Radiology

Illuminations: The shadowy world of Radiology

Radiology scans allow doctors to peep inside people bodies virtually, and diagnose tumors and diseases as small as few millimeters.

Kahl Looks Toward the Future in MCL
08/14/2018
Kahl Looks Toward the Future in MCL

Kahl Looks Toward the Future in MCL

Brad Kahl, MD, discusses the exciting new advancements on the horizon for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma. 

Has Amyloid-Based Research Turned The Corner?
08/14/2018
Has Amyloid-Based Research Turned The Corner?

Has Amyloid-Based Research Turned The Corner?

Biogen’s recently reported positive Phase 2 trial results for BAN2401 rekindle hopes for the amyloid hypothesis and also more widespread use of amyloid imaging radiopharmaceuticals.

Depression: PET scan can quickly predict response to treatment
08/04/2018
Depression: PET scan can quickly predict response to treatment

Depression: PET scan can quickly predict response to treatment

A new US study reveals that PET scan could quickly assess the response to antidepressant treatment. Depression is a very heterogeneous disease, which makes it extremely difficult to treat effectively according to Mala Ananthe of Stony

PET scan tracer predicts success of cancer ‘vaccine’
08/03/2018
PET scan tracer predicts success of cancer ‘vaccine’

PET scan tracer predicts success of cancer ‘vaccine’

With a radioactive tracer, scientists can use a PET scan to quickly tell whether a cancer immunotherapy will be effective or not, according to a new Stanford study.

PET tracer could help predict treatment effectiveness for depression
04/06/2018
PET tracer could help predict treatment effectiveness for depression

PET tracer could help predict treatment effectiveness for depression

A positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent could show, ahead of time, whether a specific treatment is likely to be effective for major depressive disorder (MDD) -- a debilitating condition that affects more than 14 million Americans. No such marker is currently available in clinical psychiat...

Novel PET tracer detects small blood clots
01/31/2018
Novel PET tracer detects small blood clots

Novel PET tracer detects small blood clots

Blood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. In the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's July 2017 issue, German researchers show that targeting GPIIb/IIIa receptors, the key receptor involved in pla...

AI technique turns PET scans into MR images
01/31/2018
AI technique turns PET scans into MR images

AI technique turns PET scans into MR images

South Korean researchers have used a budding machine-learning technique to generate high-quality structural MR images from amyloid PET scans of dementia patients’ brains. They were then able to quantify cortical amyloid load from these MR-less images, which may open the door to ordering PET scans ...

FDG PET shows tumor DNA levels in blood are linked to NSCLC aggressiveness
01/30/2018
FDG PET shows tumor DNA levels in blood are linked to NSCLC aggressiveness

FDG PET shows tumor DNA levels in blood are linked to NSCLC aggressiveness

Italian researches have demonstrated a better way of determining the aggressiveness of tumors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a study presented in the featured clinical investigation article of the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, they used 18F-fluo...

PET/MRI reveals more than just nerve impingement causing sciatica
01/30/2018
PET/MRI reveals more than just nerve impingement causing sciatica

PET/MRI reveals more than just nerve impingement causing sciatica

Radiology and orthopedics researchers at Stanford have shown the prowess of nuclear imaging for identifying the specific source(s) of pain and reduced mobility in patients with chronic sciatica, a common low-back condition notorious for evading such pinpointing.

Inside the Global Relay Race to Deliver Moly-99
01/15/2018
Inside the Global Relay Race to Deliver Moly-99

Inside the Global Relay Race to Deliver Moly-99

The isotope is a cancer-detecting necessity, but it decays within days and isn’t made in North America. A company is rushing to build a plant in Wisconsin to change that.

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment
11/21/2017
BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both diagnostics and therapy into one package for treating

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