BioMed Research International

Molecular Imaging: From Bench to Clinic


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1Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2Molecular Imaging and Therapy Branch, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Republic of Korea

3Department of Medical Ultrasound, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China

4Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA

5NMR and Molecular Imaging Laboratory, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium


Molecular Imaging: From Bench to Clinic

Description

Molecular imaging is the visualization, characterization, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels in humans and other living systems. Its key utilization is in the interrogation of biologic processes in the cells of a living subject in order to report on and reveal their molecular abnormalities that form the basis of disease. This is in contrast to the classical form of diagnostic imaging where documented findings show the end effects of these molecular alterations typically via well-established gross pathology. Molecular imaging itself encompasses a new imaging paradigm that includes multiple image-capture techniques, cell/molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology, medical physics, biomathematics, and bioinformatics. This ability to image fine molecular changes opens up exciting possibilities for medical application, including early detection and treatment of disease and basic pharmaceutical development. Molecular imaging is expected to have a major economic impact due to earlier and more precise diagnosis for various diseases. New paths in fundamental research, as well as in applied and industrial research, render the task of scientists more complex and increase the demands on them. This special issue will serve both the scientific and clinical communities by disseminating novel results and concepts relevant to the biological study of normal and disease processes in both basic and translational studies ranging from animals to humans. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and testing of novel molecular imaging agents
  • Advanced techniques in molecular imaging that elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and disease processes
  • Clinical studies involving various molecular imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and ultrasound
  • Development of imaging hardware, quantitative modeling, and animal model systems supporting targeted imaging approaches

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 357258
  • - Editorial

Molecular Imaging: From Bench to Clinic

Yì-Xiáng J. Wáng | Yongdoo Choi | ... | Summer L. Gibbs
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 787365
  • - Research Article

18FDG, [18F]FLT, [18F]FAZA, and 11C-Methionine Are Suitable Tracers for the Diagnosis and In Vivo Follow-Up of the Efficacy of Chemotherapy by miniPET in Both Multidrug Resistant and Sensitive Human Gynecologic Tumor Xenografts

György Trencsényi | Teréz Márián | ... | Zoárd T. Krasznai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 798474
  • - Erratum

Erratum to “Biodistribution and SPECT Imaging Study of Labeling NGR Peptide in Nude Mice Bearing Human HepG2 Hepatoma”

Wenhui Ma | Zhe Wang | ... | Jing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 572532
  • - Clinical Study

CEUS Helps to Rerate Small Breast Tumors of BI-RADS Category 3 and Category 4

Jian-xing Zhang | Li-shan Cai | ... | Guang-hui Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 407026
  • - Clinical Study

Hypofractionated High-Dose Irradiation with Positron Emission Tomography Data for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Kazuhiro Miwa | Masayuki Matsuo | ... | Toru Iwama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 618096
  • - Research Article

Biodistribution and SPECT Imaging Study of 99mTc Labeling NGR Peptide in Nude Mice Bearing Human HepG2 Hepatoma

Wenhui Ma | Zhe Wang | ... | Jing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 852352
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide with iRGD Peptide on the Labeling of Pancreatic Cancer Cells In Vitro: A Preliminary Study

Hou Dong Zuo | Wei Wu Yao | ... | Xiao Ming Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 587806
  • - Clinical Study

Time-Intensity Curve Parameters in Rectal Cancer Measured Using Endorectal Ultrasonography with Sterile Coupling Gels Filling the Rectum: Correlations with Tumor Angiogenesis and Clinicopathological Features

Yong Wang | Lin Li | ... | Yu-Xin Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 872984
  • - Review Article

New Progress in Angiogenesis Therapy of Cardiovascular Disease by Ultrasound Targeted Microbubble Destruction

Yang-Ying Liao | Zhi-Yi Chen | ... | Qiu-Lan Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 901642
  • - Research Article

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography for Efficacy Evaluation after Hepatocellular Carcinoma Radiofrequency Ablation: A Comparative Study with Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Xiaohong Xu | Liangping Luo | ... | Yi-Xiang J. Wang
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