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Instrumentation Challenges in (S)PE(C)T Systems

  • David BrasseEmail author
  • Frederic Boisson
Chapter

Abstract

To date, molecular imaging is globally recognized as a powerful tool to assess in vivo anatomical and functional structures within a living subject [1, 2]. A wide range of imaging modalities based on different physical principles is available. Used individually, the value of modalities such as X-ray computed tomography (CT), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound (US) is well recognized, both in clinical and preclinical fields [3–12]. Although established for decades, these modalities are still subject to much research, both on the development of new detection components and the design of new probes to artificially improve the natural contrast induced by physical processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPHCStrasbourgFrance

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