Image Fusion in Preclinical Applications

  • Claudia Kuntner-Hannes
  • York Haemisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gabriel Tobon, Jacob Hesterman, Shil Patel, Christian Lackas
    Pages 1-24
  3. David Brasse, Frederic Boisson
    Pages 25-54
  4. Murad Omar, Dominik Soliman, Vasilis Ntziachristos
    Pages 69-99
  5. Joseph D. Kalen, James L. Tatum
    Pages 101-115
  6. Thomas Wanek, Alexander Traxl, Claudia Kuntner-Hannes, Oliver Langer
    Pages 117-133
  7. Emily B. Martin, Alan Stuckey, Stephen J. Kennel, Jonathan S. Wall
    Pages 183-196
  8. Christian Vanhove, Stefaan Vandenberghe
    Pages 197-209

About this book


This book provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in multimodal, multiparametric preclinical imaging, covering all the modalities used in preclinical research. The role of different combinations of PET, CT, MR, optical, and optoacoustic imaging methods is examined and explained for a range of applications, from research in oncology, neurology, and cardiology to drug development. Examples of animal studies are highlighted in which multimodal imaging has been pivotal in delivering otherwise unobtainable information. Hardware and software image registration methods and animal-specific factors are also discussed. The readily understandable text is enhanced by numerous informative illustrations that help the reader to appreciate the similarities to, but also the differences from, clinical applications. Image Fusion in Preclinical Applications will be of interest to all who wish to learn more about the use of multimodal/multiparametric imaging as a tool for in vivo investigations in preclinical medical and pharmaceutical research.


Pre-clinical Imaging Animal Imaging In-vivo Imaging Molecular Imaging Combined Imaging Multiparametric Imaging Pharmaceutical Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Kuntner-Hannes
    • 1
  • York Haemisch
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Health & Bioresources AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHSeibersdorfAustria
  2. 2.Technical Sales & Business DevelopmentDirect Conversion GmbHMünchenGermany

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