Molecular Imaging in Oncology

  • Otmar Schober
  • Burkhard Riemann

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 187)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Technology and Probe Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monique R. Bernsen, Alessandro Ruggiero, Marcel van Straten, Gynla Kotek, Joost C. Haeck, Piotr A. Wielopolski et al.
      Pages 3-63
    3. Cristina Müller, Roger Schibli
      Pages 65-105
    4. Vasilis Ntziachristos, Daniel Razansky
      Pages 133-150
    5. Ewelina Kluza, Gustav J. Strijkers, Klaas Nicolay
      Pages 151-190
  3. Preclinical Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Youngho Seo, He Jiang, Benjamin L. Franc
      Pages 193-220
    3. Jochen Müller, Andreas Wunder, Kai Licha
      Pages 221-246
    4. Cristina Nanni, Stefano Fanti
      Pages 247-255
    5. Gunter Wolf, Nasreddin Abolmaali
      Pages 257-310
  4. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Philipp Ritt, Torsten Kuwert
      Pages 313-330
    3. Berud J. Krause, Sarah Schwarzenböck, Michael Souvatzoglou
      Pages 351-369
    4. Egesta Lopci, Stefano Fanti
      Pages 371-400
  5. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Montserrat Estorch, Ignasi Carrio
      Pages 403-415

About this book


The impact of molecular imaging on diagnostics, therapy, and follow-up in oncology is increasing significantly. The process of molecular imaging includes key biotarget identification, design of specific molecular imaging probes, and their preclinical evaluation, e.g., in vivo using small animal studies. A multitude of such innovative molecular imaging probes have already entered clinical diagnostics in oncology. There is no doubt that in future the emphasis will be on multimodality imaging in which morphological, functional, and molecular imaging techniques are combined in a single clinical investigation that will optimize diagnostic processes.

This handbook addresses all aspects of molecular imaging in oncology, ranging from basic research to clinical applications in the era of evidence-based medicine. The first section is devoted to technology and probe design, and examines a variety of PET and SPECT tracers as well as multimodality probes. Preclinical studies are then discussed in detail, with particular attention to multimodality imaging. In the third section, diverse clinical applications are presented, and the book closes by looking at future challenges. This handbook will be of value to all who are interested in the revolution in diagnostic oncology that is being brought about by molecular imaging.


FDG-PET/CT Imaging probes Molecular imaging Multimodality imaging Non-FDG PET/CT Preclinical molecular imaging SPECT-CT

Editors and affiliations

  • Otmar Schober
    • 1
  • Burkhard Riemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für NuklearmedizinUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für NuklearmedizinUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10852-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10853-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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Oncology & Hematology