Audience: 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.
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. These two
volumes present readers with the most up-to-date imaging instrumentation, general
and diagnostic applications for various cancers. Both volumes discuss 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. They
also detail 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.
• Concentrates on the application of imaging technology to the diagnosis and prognosis of lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, gastrointestinal, and bone cancers
• Addresses 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