October 21, 2015
SNMMI's 2015 Image of the Year has won the 2015 Minnie award for Best Radiology Image from AuntMinnie.com. The Minnie awards are an annual event recognizing excellence in medical imaging.
The image chosen is a PET image showing a prostate cancer patient’s successful response to PSMA-617 endoradiotherapy, which not only detects prostate cancer that has spread throughout the body, but also provides a potent and minimally invasive method of radiotherapy.
The image is from SNMMI's 2015 Annual Meeting, Scientific Paper 63: “PSMA-617 – a novel theranostic PSMA inhibitor for both diagnosis and endoradiotherapy of prostate cancer,” M. Benesova, M. Schäfer, U. Bauder-Wüst, K. Kopka, M. Eder, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; C. Kratochwil, A. Afshar-Oromieh, W. Mier, U. Haberkorn, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.