Findings from Quality Improvement Initiatives to Assess and Improve PET/CT FDG Injection Infiltration Rates in Multiple Centers
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology publishes the results of the Lara QI Project, the world’s largest quality improvement project on the radiotracer injection process for patients undergoing PET/CT imaging.
Evaluation of the use of a modular detector system to collect data in real-time to detect and assess injection quality
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology publishes an article on the use of the Lucerno system at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for real-time detection and assessment of injection quality (subscription required).
Technical Note: Characterization of technology to detect residual injection site radioactivity
Medical Physics publishes a paper on the technical characterization of the Lara® System.
Usefulness of Topically Applied Sensors to Assess the Quality of 18F-FDG Injections and Validation Against Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Images
Frontiers in Medicine publishes a paper from the work at Saint Louis University using Lara® to assess the quality of FDG injections and to validate against dynamic PET images.
Scintillating fiber measures radiotracer concentration in blood
Physics World published a research update news story on the 8/23/18 AIF article, after interviewing Lucerno co-founder Josh Knowland.
Practical Clinical Measurement of Radiotracer Concentration in Blood-Initial Device Concept and Feasibility Testing
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology publishes a paper regarding the practical clinical measurement of radiotracer concentration in blood (also know as arterial input function, or AIF) using Lucerno-developed technology.
Impact of an 18F-FDG PET/CT Radiotracer Injection Infiltration on Patient Management – A Case Report
The journal Frontiers in Medicine, Nuclear Medicine section, publishes a case report from Carilion Clinic highlighting the impact of an FDG PET/CT radiotracer injection infiltration on patient management.
Novel Method to Detect and Characterize F-18 FDG Infiltrations in PET Injections: A Single Institution Experience
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology publishes two articles on the use of the Lucerno system at Saint Louis University. The first discusses a novel method to detect and characterize FDG dose infiltration at the infiltration site, and the second is an invited perspective on the importance of quality control for clinical PET imaging.
Prolonged Venous Stasis: Invisible Intravenous FDG Infiltrations and Potential Negative Implications in PET/CT Examination
Two presentations at the SNMMI annual meeting discuss results from using the Lucerno system at Saint Louis University, with abstracts published on Prolonged Venous Stasis and a Pilot Quality Improvement Study.
Towards real-time topical detection and characterization of FDG dose infiltration prior to PET imaging
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging publishes an article on detection and estimation of FDG dose infiltration based on the experience of using the Lucerno system at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
A Novel method for Whole-body dynamic imaging using Continuous Bed Motion PET/CT with non-invasive estimation of arterial input function using an external radiation detector device
Journal of Nuclear Medicine publishes abstract on non-invasive estimation of the arterial input function with continuous bed motion based on the experience of using the Lucerno system at University of Tennessee Medical Center.