Molecular Imaging of Small Animals

Instrumentation and Applications

Editors: Zaidi, Habib (Ed.)

  • Explores the rapidly expanding field of multimodality small-animal molecular imaging
  • Examines various imaging modalities including CT, MRI, SPECT and PET
  • Demonstrates the increasing role of in vivo small-animal imaging in understanding human molecular biology and pathophysiology
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About this book

This book examines the fundamental concepts of multimodality small-animal molecular imaging technologies and their numerous applications in biomedical research. Driven primarily by the widespread availability of various small-animal models of human diseases replicating accurately biological and biochemical processes in vivo, this is a relatively new yet rapidly expanding field that has excellent potential to become a powerful tool in biomedical research and drug development.

In addition to being a powerful clinical tool, a number of imaging modalities including but not limited to CT, MRI, SPECT and PET are also used in small laboratory animal research to visualize and track certain molecular processes associated with diseases such as cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders in living small animal models of disease. In vivo small-animal imaging is playing a pivotal role in the scientific research paradigm enabling to understand human molecular biology and pathophysiology using, for instance, genetically engineered mice with spontaneous diseases that closely mimic human diseases.

About the authors

Habib Zaidi, Ph.D is Chief Physicist and head of the PET Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital and faculty member at the medical school of Geneva University. He is also a Professor of Medical Physics at the University Medical Center of Groningen (The Netherlands) and visiting Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA, France). Dr. Zaidi is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis in addition to lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses on medical physics and medical imaging.

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“Molecular Imaging of Small Animals: Instrumentation and Applications, Zaidi … examines the most important techniques used for small-animal molecular imaging, analysing every aspect of each modality. … this publication should be available in all departments of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging, considering that molecular imaging is already living in the present.” (Giuseppe Danilo Di Stasio and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 42, 2015)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Scintillation Detectors for Small-Animal Imaging

    Lewellen, Tom K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Solid-State Detectors for Small-Animal Imaging

    Russo, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 23-82

  • Photon Detectors for Small-Animal Imaging Instrumentation

    Renker, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 83-134

  • Design Considerations of Small-Animal SPECT Cameras

    Meikle, Steven R. (et al.)

    Pages 135-162

  • Design Considerations for Small Animal PET Scanners

    Spanoudaki, Virginia Ch. (et al.)

    Pages 163-187

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Imaging of Small Animals
Book Subtitle
Instrumentation and Applications
Editors
  • Habib Zaidi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0894-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0894-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0893-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5102-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 760
Number of Illustrations and Tables
132 b/w illustrations, 157 illustrations in colour
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