Apoptosis Imaging

  • Hui Wang
  • Xiao-Jun Zhang


Apoptosis, which was first proposed by Kerr in 1972, is a basic physiological mechanism of life, and it is also the pathological basis for the development of many diseases [1]. With the deepening of research, increasingly explicit about mechanism of apoptosis was considered to be one of the most important progresses in biological field in recent decades. In the field of cancer treatment, apoptosis has a broad application prospect in the observation of curative effect or new drug evaluation. Radionuclide imaging using radiopharmaceuticals detects apoptosis by targeting apoptotic cells with high sensitivity and specificity. With decades of effort, the radioactive probes for different targets of the apoptotic cells were developed and evaluated. Many kinds of probes have been applied in clinical research [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Wang
    • 1
  • Xiao-Jun Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentHainan Branch of the Chinese PLA General HospitalSanyaP. R. China
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentThe Chinese PLA General HospitalBeijingP. R. China

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