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Molecular Imaging and Biology

Molecular Imaging and Biology

Editor-in-Chief: Raymond Gibson

ISSN: 1536-1632 (print version)
ISSN: 1860-2002 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11307

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World Molecular Imaging Society 

The World Molecular Imaging Society is a progressive organization that builds the school of thought, scientific paradigms and clinical practices of Molecular Imaging to advance the growing field of Molecular Medicine.
The World Molecular Imaging Society and its journal are involved in the various technologies of molecular imaging and multimodalities formed by merging together imaging of biological processes with imaging anatomical structures within which these processes take place. This includes such technologies as PET, optical imaging, MRI, SPECT, CT and ultrasound. The primary focus of WMIC is in vivo molecular imaging, as well as in vitro studies that underlie the in vivo approaches.

European Society for Molecular Imaging 

The ESMI represents an academic community of imaging scientists with a strong interdisciplinary and scientific focus. ESMI is committed to scientific and technical excellence, to innovation and quality, to the promotion of knowledge and understanding, and to interdisciplinary co-operation. Each year an annual meeting – the European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) as well as a biology-focused Winter Conference (TOPIM) and – that’s new – a technology-focused Summer Workshop (TOPIM TECH) are held.
The ESMI continues to advocate Imaging Science and is convinced by the interdisciplinary approach and vision. But it's about you - your participation is needed in order to foster innovation and excellence in imaging science and to establish a strong (European) Imaging Community.

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    Molecular Imaging and Biology (MIB) is the official journal of the World Molecular Imaging Society,  the European Society for Molecular Imaging and the Federation of Asian Societies of Molecular Imaging. MIB invites original contributions (research articles, review articles, commentaries, etc.) on the utilization of molecular imaging in problems of relevance in biology and medicine.

    •  The primary objective of the Journal is to provide a forum to the discovery of molecular mechanisms of health and disease through the use of imaging techniques.
    •  Some areas that are covered are:

                  o   Molecular imaging (i.e., PET, SPECT, MRI, MRS, optical imaging, autoradiography, etc) of macromolecular targets (i.e. genes, receptors, enzymes) involved in significant biological processes.

                  o   Technology involved in the design, synthesis and evaluation of molecular probes used to recognize, image, investigate macromolecular targets and the functions they perform.

                  o   Development and evaluation of imaging systems including instrumentation, image reconstruction algorithms, image analysis, and display.

                  o   Development of molecular assay approaches leading to quantification of the biological information obtained in molecular imaging.

                  o   Study of in vivo animal models of disease for the development of new molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.

                  o   Extension of in vitro and in vivo discoveries using disease models, into well designed clinical research investigations.

    •  The overall objective is to translate basic science discoveries into molecular imaging of disease in patients, both to investigate the biological nature of disease in patients and to establish new molecular imaging diagnostic procedures.

    Clinical molecular imaging involving clinical investigations, clinical trials and medical management or cost-effectiveness studies are also of interest and will be considered for publication.   

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