BioMed Research International

Imaging Infection and Inflammation


Publishing date
24 Oct 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jun 2014

Lead Editor

1Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

1Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

2Service de Médecine Nucléaire Groupe, Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France

3Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, GN, The Netherlands


Imaging Infection and Inflammation

Description

Inflammatory and infectious diseases include many different clinical conditions not often well recognized and characterized with conventional radiology and biochemical tests. Radiological techniques show anatomical changes that usually occur in chronic stages of the disease leading to a delayed diagnosis and therapy. The possibility of nuclear medicine imaging to detect biological and biochemical changes in the earliest phases of diseases allows the clinician not only to promptly identify the infective or inflammatory focus but also to establish the best therapeutic approach for patients. The recent availability of different monoclonal antibodies, analogues of growth and signaling factors, and many other innovative molecules offers to physicians a wide spectrum of promising radiopharmaceuticals as markers for different pathological events. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that could show advances in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and testing of novel radiopharmaceuticals for imaging inflammation and infection
  • Identifying common patterns for nuclear medicine and radiological diagnosis of inflammatory diseases
  • Elucidating the role of host immune response
  • Identification of novel markers to image white blood cells and their subpopulations
  • New cellular and animal models for preclinical research in inflammation and infection
  • Imaging atherosclerosis by PET and MRI
  • Imaging rheumatoid arthritis by PET and MRI
  • Imaging vasculitis by PET and angio-CT
  • Imaging sarcoidosis and its response to therapy by PET and HRCT
  • Imaging retroperitoneal fibrosis by PET and MRI
  • Imaging inflammatory bowel diseases by PET and MRI
  • Imaging inflammatory response to cancer

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 615150
  • - Editorial

Imaging Infection and Inflammation

Alberto Signore | Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans | ... | François Rouzet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 401341
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Evaluation of TNF-Alpha in the Lungs of Patients Affected by Sarcoidosis

Filippo Galli | Tiziana Lanzolla | ... | Alberto Signore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 914692
  • - Research Article

Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Interobserver Agreement and Diagnostic Accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT

K. D. F. Lensen | E. F. I. Comans | ... | Y. M. Smulders
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 914516
  • - Review Article

Imaging Atherosclerosis with Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Rasmus Sejersten Ripa | Andreas Kjær
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 509295
  • - Research Article

Sustained Macrophage Infiltration upon Multiple Intra-Articular Injections: An Improved Rat Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis for PET Guided Therapy Evaluation

Durga M. S. H. Chandrupatla | Karin Weijers | ... | Carla F. M. Molthoff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 127325
  • - Review Article

Nuclear Medicine in Diagnosis of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis: An Update

Maria Musso | Nicola Petrosillo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 284354
  • - Research Article

Synthesis, 68Ga-Radiolabeling, and Preliminary In Vivo Assessment of a Depsipeptide-Derived Compound as a Potential PET/CT Infection Imaging Agent

Botshelo B. Mokaleng | Thomas Ebenhan | ... | Mike M. Sathekge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 424652
  • - Research Article

The Longitudinal Assessment of Osteomyelitis Development by Molecular Imaging in a Rabbit Model

Jim C. E. Odekerken | Geert H. I. M. Walenkamp | ... | Jacobus J. C. Arts
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 574248
  • - Review Article

Giant Cell Arteritis: A Systematic Review of the Qualitative and Semiquantitative Methods to Assess Vasculitis with 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography

Cristina Puppo | Michela Massollo | ... | Marco Amedeo Cimmino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 897956
  • - Review Article

Assessment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis with Advanced Imaging Modalities

Makoto Orii | Toshio Imanishi | Takashi Akasaka
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