Description

With cancer-related deaths projected to rise to 10.3 million people by 2020, the need to prevent, diagnose, and cure cancer is greater than ever. This book presents readers with the most up-to-date imaging instrumentation, general and diagnostic applications for various cancers, with an emphasis on lung and breast carcinomas--the two major worldwide malignancy types. This book discusses the various imaging techniques used to locate and diagnose tumors, including ultrasound, X-ray, color Doppler sonography, PET, CT, PET/CT, MRI, SPECT, diffusion tensor imaging, dynamic infrared imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It also details strategies for imaging cancer, emphasizing the importance of the use of this technology for clinical diagnosis. Imaging techniques that predict the malignant potential of cancers, response to chemotherapy and other treatments, recurrence, and prognosis are also detailed.

Key Features

Concentrates on the application of imaging technology to the diagnosis and prognosis of lung and breast carcinomas, the two major worldwide malignancies Addresses the relationship between radiation dose and image quality Discusses the role of molecular imaging in identifying changes for the emergence and progression of cancer at the cellular and/or molecular levels

Readership

Medical, hospital, and 4-year university libraries; medical students, residents, physicians, pathologists and molecular pathologists conducting academic and clinical research; cell and cancer biologists, immunologists, bioinformaticists, and reproductive endocrinologists.

Table of Contents

INSTRUMENTATION AND GENERAL APPLICATIONS CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2. MULTIDETECTOR-ROW COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCANNING: PROJECTED RISKS CHAPTER 3. POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY SCANNING AND FUNCTIONAL ANATOMIC IMAGE FUSION CHAPTER 4. SINGLE - PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CHAPTER 5. DYNAMIC INFRARED IMAGING CHAPTER 6. IN VIVO BROADBAND SPECTROSCOPY CHAPTER 7. MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPIC IMAGING CHAPTER 8. COMBINED Tl-WEIGHTED DYNAMIC CONSTANT AGENT-ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, HYDROGEN 1 MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY, AND PERFUSION MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CHAPTER 9. ULTRASOUND IMAGING CHAPTER 10. ROLE OF ULTRASOUND IN MOLECULAR IMAGING CHAPTER 11. WHOLE - BODY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCREENING CHAPTER 12. POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY/COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY WHOLE - BODY IMAGING CHAPTER 13. RADIATION DOSE IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CHAPTER 14. RISK OF CANCER FROM DIAGNOSTIC X-RAYS CHAPTER 15. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN RADIOLOGIC SCREENING CHAPTER 16. NEAR-INFRARED OPTICAL IMAGING OF PROTEASES IN CANCER CANCERS CHAPTER 17. ANTI-HER-2 ANTIBODY AS AN ANTITUMOR AGENT CHAPTER 18. IMAGING TO DETECT RECURRENT CANCER CHAPTER 19. ANTIBODY IMAGING AND THERAPY OF CANCER CHAPTER 20. MOVEMENT OF INVASIVE TUMOR CELLS: INTRAVITAL IMAGING CHAPTER 21. METASTASES: WHOLE - BODY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CHAPTER 22. SOLID TUMORS: FUSED PO

Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123704689
Electronic ISBN:
9780080553658

About the editor

M. Hayat

Dr. Hayat has published extensively in the fields of microscopy, cytology, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, and antigen retrieval methods. He is Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Reviews

“Professor Hayat has assembled a distinguished group of scientists and clinicians from around the world and has provided a very timely discussion of functional imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of solid organ cancers. Dr. Hayat’s introduction and discussion of imaging techniques are comprehensive. He has clearly outlined the roles of functional imaging in defining the nature of primary organ cancers and their metastases.” -- Akhouri A. Sinha, Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota; Senior Research Scientists, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN