News and Publications

June 12, 2019
Press Release

Nuclear Medicine Project: Injection Quality Varies Widely, Can Be Improved
Quality of Resulting PET/CT Image Depends on Center and Technologist Performing Radiopharmaceutical Injection

June 10, 2019

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.

April 24, 2019

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).

April 11, 2019

Medical Physics publishes a paper on the technical characterization of the Lara® System.

April 5, 2019
Press Release

NRC Advisory Committee to Reevaluate 1980 Nuclear Medicine Policy

March 21, 2019

Carilion Clinic’s experience with Lucerno’s system for quality assurance for PET injections was featured in a poster presentation at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network meeting in Orlando.

March 13, 2019

Lucerno use of electronic Quality Management System published as a case study by the software vendor, Greenlight Guru.

October 15, 2018

Frontiers in Medicine publishes a paper from the work at Saint Louis University using Lara® to assess the quality of FDG injections and validating against dynamic PET images.

September 17, 2018

Physics World published a research update news story on the 8/23/18 AIF article, after interviewing Lucerno co-founder Josh Knowland.

August 23, 2018

The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology publishes an paper regarding the practical clinical measurement of radiotracer concentration in blood (also know as arterial input function, or AIF) using Lucerno developed technology.

July 25, 2018

SmartBrief interviews Lara®-QI Project presenters Dr. David Townsend and Dr. Jackson Kiser.

June 27, 2018

The Triangle Business Journal notes that the Lara®-QI project has been completed and presented at SNMMI (subscription required).

May 16, 2018

The Uptake newsletter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section publishes an article written by two technologists that participated in Lucerno’s multi-center quality improvement project Lara®-QI that describes their experiences as front-line users of Lara® System.

May 15, 2018

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.

December 1, 2017

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.

June 12, 2017

Two presentations at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 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.

February 23, 2017

The Triangle Business Journal publishes an interview with Ron Lattanze (subscription required).

February 13, 2017

The SNMMI SmartBrief publishes a synopsis of the Lara®-QI study in their daily update, directing readers to the WRAL Techwire report for more information.

February 10, 2017

WRAL Techwire reports the launch of the Lara®-QI Study, picking up the news from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

January 31, 2017

The Triangle Business Journal reports that the Lara®-QI Study is up and running, with the first site at Roanoke, Virginia-based Carilion Clinic.

January 30, 2017
Press Release

Lucerno Dynamics® Launches World’s Largest Study on Radiotracer Injection Quality

January 19, 2017

Lucerno’s system for quality assurance for PET injections was featured in a poster presentation by Saint Louis University at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging mid-winter meeting in Phoenix.

January 18, 2017

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center announces loans and grants awarded in Q4 2016.

October 10, 2016
Press Release

Lucerno Dynamics® Secures $6.34M to Commercialize First Application of Sensor Technology

October 6, 2016

Lucerno announced today the completion of its series A equity funding round with a total $6.34 million raised. The news was covered by the Triangle Business Journal and The News & Observer.

August 25, 2016

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.

May 1, 2016

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.

May 1, 2015

Journal of Nuclear Medicine publishes abstract on non-invasive estimation of the arterial input function based on the experience of using the Lucerno system at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

April 7, 2015

Lucerno Dynamics® first patent issued by USPTO.