Molecular Imaging of Small Animals

Instrumentation and Applications

  • Habib Zaidi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tom K. Lewellen, Robert Miyaoka
    Pages 1-21
  3. Paolo Russo, Alberto Del Guerra
    Pages 23-82
  4. Dieter Renker, Eckart Lorenz
    Pages 83-134
  5. Steven R. Meikle, Peter L. Kench, Jianyu Lin
    Pages 135-162
  6. Virginia Ch. Spanoudaki, Craig S. Levin
    Pages 163-187
  7. Andrew M. Blamire
    Pages 211-240
  8. Yujie Lu, Ge Wang
    Pages 241-273
  9. Alberto Del Guerra, Nicola Belcari
    Pages 337-349
  10. Youngho Seo, Carina Mari Aparici
    Pages 351-365
  11. Andrew L. Goertzen, Habib Zaidi
    Pages 367-386
  12. Douglas J. Wagenaar, Dirk Meier, Bradley E. Patt
    Pages 387-407
  13. David Schlyer, Bosky Ravindranath
    Pages 409-445
  14. David B. Stout
    Pages 495-516
  15. Cindy Casteels, Habib Zaidi, Koen Van Laere
    Pages 517-546
  16. Ravi Marfatia, Sina Tavakoli, Mehran M. Sadeghi
    Pages 547-584
  17. Marybeth A. Pysz, Jürgen K. Willmann
    Pages 585-636
  18. Alberto Signore, Eri F. J. de Vries, Filippo Galli, Gaurav Malviya
    Pages 637-683
  19. June-Key Chung, Hyewon Youn, Joo Hyun Kang, Keon Wook Kang
    Pages 685-713
  20. Habib Zaidi, Abass Alavi
    Pages 753-760

About this book


This book examines the fundamental concepts of multimodality small-animal molecular imaging technologies and their numerous applications in biomedical research. Driven primarily by the widespread availability of various small-animal models of human diseases replicating accurately biological and biochemical processes in vivo, this is a relatively new yet rapidly expanding field that has excellent potential to become a powerful tool in biomedical research and drug development.

In addition to being a powerful clinical tool, a number of imaging modalities including but not limited to CT, MRI, SPECT and PET are also used in small laboratory animal research to visualize and track certain molecular processes associated with diseases such as cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders in living small animal models of disease. In vivo small-animal imaging is playing a pivotal role in the scientific research paradigm enabling to understand human molecular biology and pathophysiology using, for instance, genetically engineered mice with spontaneous diseases that closely mimic human diseases.


Editors and affiliations

  • Habib Zaidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology & Medical InformaticsGeneva University HospitalGenevaSwitzerland

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