Detectors for Intraoperative Molecular Imaging: From Probes to Scanners

Chapter

Abstract

FDG-PET scanning is increasingly being used for monitoring cancer patients before and after surgery or other therapies. In cases that a hyper-metabolic area is observed in the PET scan, the physician usually requires a biopsy to differentiate between reoccurrence of the tumor and other noncancerous causes of hyper-metabolic foci. The current practice of tumor surgery or biopsy relies mainly on cross-sectional imaging by PET/CT, CT, or MRI. This chapter discusses recent technical advances that allow intraoperative tumor detection that form the basis of modern radio-guided cancer surgery.

Keywords

Molecular imaging Gamma probe Positron-sensitive probes Beta probes PET scanning Tumor surgery Cancer Laparoscopic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IntraMedical Imaging LLCHawthorneUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

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