Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging

The Application of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Tumors


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1Sichuan University, Sichuan, China

2Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan

3MGH, HMS, Charlestown, USA


The Application of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Tumors

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In recent years, the diagnosis of tumor using modern imaging methods has been attracting more and more attention. Compared to traditional medical imaging, functional imaging focused more on the biochemical changes of the lesions and diagnoses of cancer than on the detection of indirect signs produced by growth and invasion of the tumor.

The role of functional imaging in the prediction of treatment response or prognosis of patients remains uncertain. The characteristics of functional imaging and changes of some parameters related to the treatment procedures may guide treatment decisions and assess prognosis. A thorough understanding of the application of functional imaging in tumor will contribute to the development of anticancer therapies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Existing and new imaging agents (i.e., F-DOPA, DAT, and DAR) for detection of tumors, their (known) mechanism of action and discrimination of their status as experimental agents, investigational products in development phase, and commercial pharmaceutical products in clinical trials/routine use (i.e., microtubules as part of transportation system)
  • Existing and new methodologies/protocols/imaging modalities (i.e., PET-CT, PET-MRI, CEUS, DWI, and DTI) for detecting tumors and their comparisons
  • Medical clinical diagnosis or preclinical studies of tumors, the advantages and disadvantages with relevance to functional imaging (i.e., PET-CT versus PET-MRI; CEUS versus traditional US)
  • The nexus between diagnosis and therapy (theranostics) including treatments, treatment responses, and survival outcomes (i.e., SUVmax, MTV, and TLG for PET-CT; ADC and b-value for PUI; time to peak for CEUS)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3608912
  • - Editorial

The Application of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Tumors

Xuelei Ma | Xiawei Wei | Shasha Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2958357
  • - Research Article

Ultrasonographic Findings of Renal Cell Carcinomas Associated with Xp11.2 Translocation/TFE3 Gene Fusion

Wenwu Ling | Xuelei Ma | ... | Diming Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9481276
  • - Research Article

Correlation of Somatostatin Receptor-2 Expression with Gallium-68-DOTA-TATE Uptake in Neuroblastoma Xenograft Models

Libo Zhang | Douglass C. Vines | ... | Sylvain Baruchel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6162845
  • - Clinical Study

A First Report on [18F]FPRGD2 PET/CT Imaging in Multiple Myeloma

Nadia Withofs | François Cousin | ... | Jo Caers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2709547
  • - Review Article

CD44v6-Targeted Imaging of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Antibody-Based Approaches

Diana Spiegelberg | Johan Nilvebrant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8639731
  • - Research Article

Hepatic 18F-FDG Uptake Measurements on PET/MR: Impact of Volume of Interest Location on Repeatability

Liran Domachevsky | Hanna Bernstine | ... | David Groshar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5260305
  • - Review Article

Advanced Functional Tumor Imaging and Precision Nuclear Medicine Enabled by Digital PET Technologies

Chadwick L. Wright | Katherine Binzel | ... | Michael V. Knopp
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