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Make Life Visible


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  • Presents recent research outcomes in visualization technology

  • Describes new strategies in the field

  • Examines future prospects

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Table of contents (29 papers)

  1. Imaging Disease Mechanisms

    1. Abnormal Local Translation in Dendrites Impairs Cognitive Functions in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

      • Ryo Endo, Noriko Takashima, Motomasa Tanaka
      Pages 179-186Open Access
  2. Imaging-Based Diagnosis and Therapy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199
    2. How MRI Makes the Brain Visible

      • Denis Le Bihan
      Pages 201-212Open Access
    3. Application of Imaging Technology to Humans

      • Takahiro Matsui, Masaru Ishii
      Pages 213-218Open Access
    4. Theranostic Near-Infrared Photoimmunotherapy

      • Hisataka Kobayashi
      Pages 219-225Open Access
    5. Integrated Imaging on Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue

      • Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Kei Mizuno, Akihiro Sasaki, Emi Yamano et al.
      Pages 227-233Open Access
    6. Live Imaging of the Skin Immune Responses

      • Zachary Chow, Gyohei Egawa, Kenji Kabashima
      Pages 261-272Open Access
    7. The Future of Precision Health & Integrated Diagnostics

      • Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
      Pages 281-284Open Access
    8. Imaging and Therapy Against Hypoxic Tumors with 64Cu-ATSM

      • Yasuhisa Fujibayashi, Yukie Yoshii, Takako Furukawa, Mitsuyoshi Yoshimoto, Hiroki Matsumoto, Tsuneo Saga
      Pages 285-292Open Access

About this book

This open access book describes marked advances in imaging technology that have enabled the visualization of phenomena in ways formerly believed to be completely
impossible. These technologies have made major contributions to the elucidation of the pathology of diseases as well as to their diagnosis and therapy. The volume presents various studies from molecular imaging to clinical imaging. It also focuses on innovative, creative, advanced research that gives full play to imaging technology in the broad sense, while exploring cross-disciplinary areas in which individual research fields interact and pursuing the development of new techniques where they fuse together. The book is separated into three parts, the first of which addresses the topic of visualizing and controlling molecules for life. Th e second part is devoted to imaging of disease mechanisms, while the final part comprises studies on the application of imaging technologies to diagnosis and therapy. Th e book contains the proceedings of the 12th Uehara International Symposium 2017, “Make Life Visible” sponsored by the Uehara Memorial Foundation and held from June 12 to 14, 2017. It is written by leading scientists in the field and is an open access publication under a CC BY 4.0 license. 


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Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keio University, School of Medicine, Shinjuku, Japan

    Yoshiaki Toyama, Masaya Nakamura

  • RIKEN, Center for Brain Science, Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics, Wako, Japan

    Atsushi Miyawaki

  • Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keio University, School of Medicine, Shinjuku, Japan

    Masahiro Jinzaki

About the editors

Yoshiaki Toyama, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Keio University, School of Medicine

Tokyo, Japan


Atushi Miyawaki, MD, PhD, Lab Head

Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics

RIKEN, Center for Brain Science

Saitama, Japan


Masaya Nakamura, MD, PhD, Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Keio University, School of Medicine

Tokyo, Japan


Masahiro Jinzaki, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Keio University, School of Medicine

Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Make Life Visible

  • Editors: Yoshiaki Toyama, Atsushi Miyawaki, Masaya Nakamura, Masahiro Jinzaki

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-7907-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-7910-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-7908-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 292

  • Number of Illustrations: 31 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Immunology, Cell Biology

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
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