Molecular Imaging in Oncology 1st Edition PDF Free Download

Molecular Imaging in Oncology 1st Edition PDF Free Download
by Martin G. Pomper (Editor), Juri G. Gelovani (Editor)

With molecular imaging becoming one the fastest growing topics in medical schools, Informa Healthcare presents Molecular Imaging in Oncology, the first comprehensive reference on molecular imaging in oncology.

Giving clinicians and researchers a greater understanding of the current field, this text covers:

instrumentation and techniques
cancer imaging
probe design
molecular genetic imaging
cellular processes
clinical translation
Filled with over 500 images, of which more than 50 are in color, illustrating diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of molecular imaging in cancer, this text outlines all procedures for radiologists, radiology physicists, and radiation oncologists in a concise, single-source guide

Molecular imaging can be traced back to France in 1896, when Henri Becquereldiscovered that certain materials emitted energetic ‘‘rays,’’ a physical process that hisgraduate student, Marie Curie, later called radioactive decay. In 1929, American physicist Ernest Lawrence built the first cyclotron and was able to produce positronemitting radionuclides. In 1931, the British physicist, Paul Dirac, had postulated the existence of positrons, based on an equation he developed in quantum mechanics. He postulated the existence of the positron as an antiparticle having the same mass as an electron but with a positive rather than negative charge. The proof of the existence of the positrons was proved in cosmic radiation by another Nobel prize winner, Carl Anderson, in 1932. That same year French physicists Irene Curie (Marie’s daughter) and Frederick Joliot (Irene’s husband) announced their discovery of artificial radioactivity. They showed that many different atoms could be made radioactive. With the Curie/Joliot publication, Lawrence immediately recognized the enormous potential value of being able to make ‘‘radioactive tracers’’ that made possible medically important as well as chemical and physical measurements. Subsequent pioneers recognized the great biological importance of the radioactive elements that a cyclotron could produce, including oxygen-15 and carbon-11. In the 1930s, chemist Martin Kamen, working with Lawrence, made the key discovery that the oxygen produced by the process of photosynthesis, and so important for living organisms, came from water, not from carbon dioxide, as had been previously assumed

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