Small Animal Imaging

Basics and Practical Guide

  • Fabian Kiessling
  • Bernd J. Pichler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Role of Small Animal Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sally-Ann Ricketts, Paul D. Hockings, John C. Waterton
      Pages 17-27
  3. Study Planning and Animal Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Hannes-Friedrich Ulbrich
      Pages 69-82
    3. Marc Hein, Anna B. Roehl, René H. Tolba
      Pages 83-91
    4. Klaus Nebendahl, Peter Hauff
      Pages 93-116
  4. Imaging Modalities and Probes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Fabian Kiessling, Bernd J. Pichler, Peter Hauff
      Pages 119-124
    3. Willi A. Kalender, Paul Deak, Klaus Engelke, Marek Karolczak
      Pages 125-139
    4. Hubertus Pietsch
      Pages 141-149
    5. Eliana Gianolio, Alessandra Viale, Daniela Delli Castelli, Silvio Aime
      Pages 165-193
    6. Markus Becker
      Pages 195-205
    7. Stuart Foster, Catherine Theodoropoulos
      Pages 207-217
    8. Michel Schneider
      Pages 219-229

About this book


Small animal imaging has been recognized as an important tool in preclinical research. Nevertheless, the results of non-invasive imaging are often disappointing owing to choice of a suboptimal imaging modality and/or shortcomings in study design, experimental setup, and data evaluation. This textbook is a practical guide to the use of non-invasive imaging in preclinical research. Each of the available imaging modalities is discussed in detail, with the assistance of numerous informative illustrations. In addition, many useful hints are provided on the installation of a small animal unit, study planning, animal handling, and the cost-effective performance of small animal imaging. Cross-calibration methods, data postprocessing, and special imaging applications are also considered in depth. This is the first book to cover all the practical basics in small animal imaging, and it will prove an invaluable aid for researchers, students, and technicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fabian Kiessling
    • 1
  • Bernd J. Pichler
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Experimental Molecular ImagingUniversity of Aachen (RWTH)AachenGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Preclinical Imaging and Imaging Technology of the Werner Siemens-Foundation, Department of RadiologyEberhard Karls University of TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12944-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12945-2
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