Kinetic Models for Cancer Imaging

  • V. J. SchmidvolkerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 680)


As tumors have distinctly different blood flow compared to that of normal tissue, the kinetic in cancerous tissue is of importance in cancer diagnosis and in assessing the efficacy of treatment. To this end, dynamic cancer imaging provides a noninvasive way for early detection of tumors and subsequent treatment planning. This paper provides an overview of currently available imaging modalities and compares different kinetic models used for analyzing tumor scans. Specific research issues that arise when analyzing dynamic imaging scans are examined and current developments in the field are highlighted.


Cancer imaging Detection of tumors Imaging modalities Kinetic models MRI PET SPECT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany

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