Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences

  • Gerhard Gründer

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christoph Weirich, Hans Herzog
    Pages 1-22
  3. Albert Gjedde, Dean F. Wong
    Pages 23-39
  4. Markus Piel, Frank Rösch
    Pages 41-73
  5. Klaus Möllenhoff, Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens, N. Jon Shah
    Pages 75-98
  6. Adriaan A. Lammertsma
    Pages 99-109
  7. Paul Cumming, Neil Vasdev
    Pages 111-135
  8. Hiroshi Ito, Mika Naganawa, Chie Seki, Harumasa Takano, Iwao Kanno, Tetsuya Suhara
    Pages 149-161
  9. Julie C. Price, Brian J. Lopresti, Victor L. Villemagne
    Pages 223-247
  10. Allegra Broft, Diana Martinez
    Pages 249-271
  11. Jeffrey H. Meyer
    Pages 273-303
  12. Oliver Howes
    Pages 305-321
  13. Karl-Josef Langen
    Pages 345-357
  14. Laura K. Teune, Klaus L. Leenders
    Pages 359-375
  15. Alexander Hammers
    Pages 377-395
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 397-400

About this book


While researchers with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) essentially addressed questions from the whole spectrum of cardiology, oncology, and the neurosciences, it was most notably the latter that provided completely new insights into physiological and disturbed human brain function.  In Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences, experts in the field provide the reader with up-to-date information on the basic principles of molecular imaging and its major applications in the clinical neurosciences. Beginning with a section offering a comprehensive review of the methodological foundations from physics, chemistry, and mathematics including mathematical modeling, essential for meaningful data analysis, this detailed volume then continues with sections on the major biological principles and neurochemical targets relevant in current neuroimaging research and the major clinical applications from the fields of psychiatry and neurology.  Written for the popular Neuromethods series, this work contains the kind of key description and implementation advice that guarantees successful results.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences serves as a helpful source of knowledge for both basic and clinical scientists from psychology, psychiatry, neurology, nuclear medicine, nuclear chemistry, and the associated disciplines, all of which makes molecular imaging such a rewarding, interdisciplinary field of work.


Clinical neurosciences Functional imaging techniques Molecular imaging Neuroimaging research Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Gründer
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy,RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-988-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-989-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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