Functional Imaging of Early Markers of Disease: Pt. 2 (Paperback)N. Simpson (editor)
Paperback 118 Pages / Published: 01/01/2004
- Not available
This is the second part which highlights the role that various imaging techniques play and/or might be able to play in detecting markers of disease. Cancer is often used as the example disease, but tumors exhibit many properties in common with other tissue, so it is possible to see how the techniques could be used in the diagnosis and management of other disease. There are also examples of the reverse of this flow of hypothesis and knowledge from one discipline to another. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to detect the chemical milieu of the nucleus being focused on, be it phosphorus-31 (Arias-Mendoza) or protons (He). Phosphorus is intimately involved in carbohydrate, phospholipid metabolism and energy transfer. The brain has been the testing ground for ideas in MRI and MRS; it continues to be so today, with extension to tumor diagnosis as insights are reached and assimilated. This issue contains three techniques that rely solely or partially on optical characteristics of tissue. The supplement, in 2 issues, has mostly emphasized possibilities rather than clinically available techniques. The final chapter attempts to draw together the modalities of medical imaging and push the frontiers yet further to show how imaging and markers can be used together in the screening, diagnosis, and management of patients' disease.
Publisher: IOS Press
Number of pages: 118
You may also be interested in...
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at