Impact of Molecular Biology and New Technical Developments in Diagnostic Imaging

  • W. Semmler
  • M. Schwaiger
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Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 22)

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About these proceedings


Diagnostic imaging relies primarily on morphological criteria. However, there is an incereasing need for more disease-spcific informatin. New developments in imaging techniques and in molecular biology provide new imaging strategies to address functional and disease-specific parameters for clinical and scientific applications. The acquisition of functional and disease-specific information may lead to true "molecular imaging" which benefits from intensive collaboration between biologists, clinicians and physicists. This workshop formed the platform for an intensive discussion between experts in the fields of molecular biology and diagnostic imaging on basic principles, current methodology and future perspectives of MR, ultrasound and scintigraphic imaging approaches. This book is a comprehensive summary of the presentations and sicussions of the workshop. It provides the reader with the state-of-the-art informationi on diagnostic imaging and the links to molecular biology that are necessary for the development of molecular imaging.


biology brain brain imaging development diagnostic imaging diagnostics gene therapy imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance spectroscopy medical imaging molecular biology molecular imaging positron emission tomography (PET) tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Semmler
    • 1
  • M. Schwaiger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Diagnostikforschung GmbH an der Freien Universität BerlinBerlin-CharlottenburgGermany
  2. 2.Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64581-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60844-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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