Molecular Imaging II

  • Wolfhard Semmler
  • Markus Schwaiger

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 185/2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Amplification Strategies

    1. Christoph Bremer
      Pages 3-12
    2. Uwe Haberkorn
      Pages 13-35
    3. Manuel Querol, Alexei Bogdanov Jr.
      Pages 37-57
  3. Molecular Targets and Biomarkers for Imaging

    1. I. Dijkraaf, H. J. Wester
      Pages 61-92
    2. Aviv Hagooly, Raffaella Rossin, Michael J. Welch
      Pages 93-129
    3. Regine Garcia Boy, Eva-Maria Knapp, Michael Eisenhut, Uwe Haberkorn, Walter Mier
      Pages 131-143
    4. Jessica Newton, Susan L. Deutscher
      Pages 145-163
  4. Applications: Experimental Imaging

    1. Inna Serganova, Phillipp Mayer-Kukuck, Ruimin Huang, Ronald Blasberg
      Pages 167-223
    2. Claire Rome, Roel Deckers, Chrit T. W. Moonen
      Pages 225-243
    3. Karl-Heinz Hiller, Christiane Waller, Axel Haase, Peter M. Jakob
      Pages 245-257
    4. Translational Imaging

      1. H. William Strauss, Francis Blankenberg, Jean-Luc Vanderheyden, Jonathan Tait
        Pages 259-275
      2. Jung-Joon Min, Sanjiv S. Gambhir
        Pages 277-303
      3. Fabian Kiessling
        Pages 305-321
      4. Maria A. Rueger, Alexandra Winkeler, Anne V. Thomas, Lutz W. Kracht, Andreas H. Jacobs
        Pages 341-359
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-365

About this book


The aim of this textbook of molecular imaging is to provide an up to date review of this rapidly growing field and to discuss basic methodological aspects necessary for the interpretation of experimental and clinical results. Emphasis is placed on the interplay of imaging technology and probe development, since the physical properties of the imaging approach need to be closely linked with the biologic application of the probe (i.e. nanoparticles and microbubbles). Various chemical strategies are discussed and related to the biologic applications. Reporter-gene imaging is beeing addressed not only in experimental protocols, but also first clinical applications are discussed. Finally, strategies of imaging to characterize apoptosis and angiogenesis are described and discussed in the context of possible clinical translation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfhard Semmler
    • 1
  • Markus Schwaiger
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungsschwerpunkt Innovative Krebsdiagnostik und -therapie (E)Deutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und PoliklinikKlinikum rechts des Isar des Technischen Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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