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Impact of Molecular Biology and New Technical Developments in Diagnostic Imaging

Semmler, W., Schwaiger, M. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997, XIV, 268 pp. 54 figs., 18 tabs.

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  • About this book

Diagnostic imaging relies primarily on morphological criteria. However, there is an incereasing need for more disease-spcific informatin. New developments in imaging techniques and in molecular biology provide new imaging strategies to address functional and disease-specific parameters for clinical and scientific applications. The acquisition of functional and disease-specific information may lead to true "molecular imaging" which benefits from intensive collaboration between biologists, clinicians and physicists. This workshop formed the platform for an intensive discussion between experts in the fields of molecular biology and diagnostic imaging on basic principles, current methodology and future perspectives of MR, ultrasound and scintigraphic imaging approaches. This book is a comprehensive summary of the presentations and sicussions of the workshop. It provides the reader with the state-of-the-art informationi on diagnostic imaging and the links to molecular biology that are necessary for the development of molecular imaging.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » biology - brain - brain imaging - development - diagnostic imaging - diagnostics - gene therapy - imaging - magnetic resonance - magnetic resonance spectroscopy - medical imaging - molecular biology - molecular imaging - positron emission tomography (PET) - tomography

Related subjects » Radiology

Table of contents 

1 Medical Imaging: Some Historical Aspects.- 2 Molecular Nuclear Medicine: From Genotype to Phenotype.- 3 Integrated Imaging of the Heart: New Clinical and Experimental Approaches.- 4 Principles and Clinical Applications of Functional Brain Imaging.- 5 Molecular Probing and Imaging by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Possibilities for Imaging Gene Therapy.- 6 Tumour Targeting Using Peptides, Monoclonal Antibodies and Fragments.- 7 Future Challenges in the Use of Positron Emission Tomography for In Vivo Molecular Imaging.- 8 Pharmacological Studies with Positron Emission Tomography.- 9 Use of Complex Carbohydrates as Targets and Ligands for Imaging.- 10 Oligonucleotide Aptamers as Specific Targeting Devices in Diagnostics and Therapy.- 11 In Vivo Monitoring of Gene Therapy by Radiotracer Imaging.- 12 Intra- and Intercellular Recognition of Cell Signaling Using Oligonucleotides.- Previous Volumes Published in this Series.

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