Journal of Oncology

Molecular Imaging in Breast Cancer


Publishing date
02 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, Espana, Spain

2Instituto de Investigación Biomédica, Valencia, Spain

3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, Amsterdam, 1066 CX, The Netherlands

4Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden


Molecular Imaging in Breast Cancer

Description

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed malignancies and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American females. Molecular imaging enables visualization of the cellular function and follow-up of molecular process in living organisms. New progresses in molecular imaging technologies are radically changing the ways in which breast cancer is diagnosed and treated resulting in improvement of therapeutic outcome and an increased survival rate for breast cancer victims. Techniques for molecular breast cancer imaging include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical imaging, and radionuclide imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) or single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT). Research in molecular imaging is also contributing to our understanding of breast cancer and helping to direct more effective care of patients with breast cancer. There are many new and emerging molecular imaging technologies that can benefit breast cancer patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand how molecular imaging helps in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new modalities for molecular imaging, contrast agents, dosimetry, new technological approaches, tools for automatic detection and quantification, and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Breast cancer biological parameters useful for imaging
  • Metabolic reprogramming in breast tumor cell as imaging key part
  • Imaging technology underlined breast pathologies: present and future
  • New trends in magnetic resonance breast imaging
  • New trends in ultrasound breast imaging
  • Preclinical imaging as an important tool for breast cancer
  • Contrast agents
  • Dosimetry
  • Radiotracers: present and future
  • Positron emission mammography (PEM)
  • Sentinel node imaging
  • Software imaging management and quantification

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jo/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 426260
  • - Editorial

Molecular Imaging in Breast Cancer

Alvaro Ruibal | José María Benlloch | ... | Bengt Langstrom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 680262
  • - Review Article

Recent Design Development in Molecular Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection Using Nanometer CMOS Based Sensors

Dung C. Nguyen | Dongsheng (Brian) Ma | Janet M. W. Roveda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 863747
  • - Review Article

Optical Imaging in Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Next Evolution

Michel Herranz | Alvaro Ruibal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 291898
  • - Research Article

Rapid Stereomicroscopic Imaging of HER2 Overexpression in Ex Vivo Breast Tissue Using Topically Applied Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells

Lissett R. Bickford | Robert J. Langsner | ... | Rebekah Drezek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 605076
  • - Research Article

Analytical Study of the Effect of the System Geometry on Photon Sensitivity and Depth of Interaction of Positron Emission Mammography

Pablo Aguiar | Cristina Lois
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 710561
  • - Review Article

PET Tracers for Clinical Imaging of Breast Cancer

Iván Peñuelas | Inés Domínguez-Prado | ... | José A. Richter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 146943
  • - Research Article

Initial In Vivo Quantification of Tc-99m Sestamibi Uptake as a Function of Tissue Type in Healthy Breasts Using Dedicated Breast SPECT-CT

Steve D. Mann | Kristy L. Perez | ... | Martin P. Tornai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 361341
  • - Review Article

Sentinel Node Mapping for Breast Cancer: Current Situation

Sergi Vidal-Sicart | Renato Valdés Olmos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 814014
  • - Review Article

Stem Cells as a Tool for Breast Imaging

Maria Elena Padín-Iruegas | Rafael López López
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 438647
  • - Review Article

Molecular Imaging in Breast Cancer: From Whole-Body PET/CT to Dedicated Breast PET

B. B. Koolen | W. V. Vogel | ... | R. A. Valdés Olmos
Journal of Oncology
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