With molecular imaging becoming one the fastest growing topics in medical schools, Informa Healthcare presents Molecular Imaging in Oncology, the first comprehensive reference on molecular imaging in oncology.
Giving clinicians and researchers a greater understanding of the current field, this text covers:
Filled with over 500 images, of which more than 50 are in color, illustrating diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of molecular imaging in cancer, this text outlines all procedures for radiologists, radiology physicists, and radiation oncologists in a concise, single-source guide.
Foreword. A Word on Molecular Imaging. Preface. Tumor Biology. Introduction to Molecular Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology. The Analysis of Complex Datasets: Challenges and Opportunities. Molecular PET Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques. Molecular SPECT Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques. Ultrasound Instrumentation and Techniques. Oncological Applications of MR Spectroscopy. Physiological and Functional Imaging with CT: Techniques and Applications. Multi-Modality Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques. Targeted Agents for MRI. High-throughput Screening for Probe Development. Radiopharmaceuticals for SPECT. Radionuclides for Therapy. CEST Contrast Agents. Optical Imaging Probes. Nanoparticles in Molecular Imaging. Long-lived and Unconventional PET Radionuclides. The Design of New Imaging Agents Using Positron Emitting Radionuclides as the Reporter. Targeted Radiolabeled Receptor-avid Peptides. Targeted Ultrasound Contrast Agents. Quantification in Small Animal PET and SPECT Imaging. In Vivo Imaging Mouse Models of Breast Cancer. Basics of Small Animal Handling for In Vivo Imaging. Imaging Cellular Networks and Protein-Protein Interactions In Vivo. Novel Reporter Probes for HSV1-tk Gene Expression. Clinical Potential of Gene Expression Imaging. Overview of Molecular-genetic Imaging. Imaging Angiogenesis. Imaging Apoptosis. Imaging Cell Trafficking with MR Imaging. General Considerations for Labeling and Imaging of Cells. Molecular Imaging of the Extracellular Matrix and Lymphatic Phenomena in Tumors. Nuclear Imaging of Adoptive Cell Therapies. Optical Techniques for Imaging of Cell Trafficking. Radioimmunotherapy of Cancer. Monoclonal Antibody Imaging. Advanced MRI Imaging in Cancer: Translating Basic Science to Practice. Molecular Imaging of Breast Carcinoma. FDG PET/CT Imaging. Clinical uses and opportunities. Molecular Imaging of Prostate Cancer. Anticancer Drug Development with Optical Imaging. Drug Development with Radiopharmaceutica