Molecular Imaging in Oncology


  • E. Edmund Kim
  • Edward F. Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Principles and Technology

  3. Clinical Applications of MRI, MRS and PET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. T. Inoue, J. Aoki, E. E. Kim
      Pages 123-144
    3. E. E. Kim
      Pages 145-157
    4. E. E. Kim
      Pages 159-179
    5. E. E. Kim
      Pages 181-197
    6. E. E. Kim
      Pages 199-210
    7. F. C. L. Wong, E. E. Kim
      Pages 211-229
    8. F. C. L. Wong, E. E. Kim
      Pages 231-242
    9. T. Inoue, J. Aoki, E. E. Kim
      Pages 243-270
    10. E. E. Kim
      Pages 271-285
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 287-290

About this book


Advanced imaging techniques often make it possible to diagnose localized abnormalities prior to irreversible damage. PET permits visualization of tumor metabolic or physiologic characteristics. MRI shows morphologic abnormalities and allows assessment of the functional status of tissue, including the ability to indirectly map areas of task-induced neuronal activation and to map blood volume and flow. MRS provides noninvasive biochemical information from tumors and surrounding normal tissue. By combining PET, MRI and MRS information we should be able to differentiate tumors from non-tumor lesions, characterize types or grades of tumors, monitor tumor regression, recurrence or response to therapy, and also image the location of gene delivery. This book reports updated techniques, instrumentation and clinical application of PET, MRI and MRS in cancer management.


Tumor brain brain tumors breast cancer cancer diagnosis imaging lymphoma magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic resonance spectroscopy melanoma molecular imaging pathology positron emission tomography (PET) tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • E. Edmund Kim
    • 1
  • Edward F. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Diagnostic ImagingThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64163-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59879-1
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