Functional Imaging in Oncology: Biophysical Basis And Technical Approaches - Volume 1 by Antonio LunaFunctional Imaging in Oncology: Biophysical Basis And Technical Approaches - Volume 1 by Antonio Luna

Functional Imaging in Oncology: Biophysical Basis And Technical Approaches - Volume 1

byAntonio LunaEditorJoan C. Vilanova, L. Celso Hygino Da Cruz Jr.

Hardcover | December 20, 2013

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In the new era of functional and molecular imaging, both currently available imaging biomarkers and biomarkers under development are expected to lead to major changes in the management of oncological patients. This well-illustrated two-volume book is a practical manual on the various imaging techniques capable of delivering functional information on cancer, including preclinical and clinical imaging techniques, based on US, CT, MRI, PET and hybrid modalities. This first volume explains the biophysical basis for these functional imaging techniques and describes the techniques themselves. Detailed information is provided on the imaging of cancer hallmarks, including angiogenesis, tumor metabolism, and hypoxia. The techniques and their roles are then discussed individually, covering the full range of modalities in clinical use as well as new molecular and functional techniques. The value of a multiparametric approach is also carefully considered.

Title:Functional Imaging in Oncology: Biophysical Basis And Technical Approaches - Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:549 pagesPublished:December 20, 2013Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642404111

ISBN - 13:9783642404115


Table of Contents

Clinical and therapeutic approach to functional oncological imaging: Cancer biology: What's important for imaging.- Imaging biomarkers in oncology as surrogate endpoints in clinical trials.- Role of functional-molecular imaging in oncology.- Radiotherapy and imaging.- New therapies and functional-molecular imaging.- Bioinformatics for cancer imaging. Imaging of cancer hallmarks: Imaging of angiogenesis.- Imaging of tumor metabolism: MR spectroscopy.- Imaging of tumor metabolism: 18-FDG PET.- Imaging of tumor metabolism: PET with other metabolites.- Imaging of hypoxia on PET.- Imaging of hypoxia on MRI. Functional imaging techniques in clinical use: Functional imaging in assessing and monitoring of treatment response.- Diffusion-weighted MR imaging.- Perfusion CT.- Perfusion MRI.- DCE-US: Evaluation of angiogenesis.- Spectroscopy in cancer.- Hybrid imaging: PET-CT and PET-MRI.- Dual and spectral energy CT: oncological applications.- US elastography: applications in tumors. Molecular imaging techniques in clinical use and in research: New molecular and functional imaging techniques.- Multiparametric imaging.

Editorial Reviews

"Text is written very clearly and is furthermore complemented by numerous high-quality illustrations that highlight key features. . a useful manual to be used by a wide range and variety of students and professionals involved in the management of oncologic patients, including radiologists, nuclear physicians, oncologists, radiotherapists, oncologic surgeons, together with all the other professionals, also qualified in nonmedical disciplines, that may be interested in learning about advanced imaging techniques useful in oncology and more in general in modern medicine." (Christian Marsiglia and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 42, 2015)