Imaging in Medicine
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Fundamental to medical research, diagnostic procedures and therapy, the capacity to accurately capture the status of tissues, organs and systems is a vital technology in current medical practice and for the foreseeable future. Impressive progress with techniques such as PET, MRI and CT has already revolutionized noninvasive clinical investigation and therapy; with applications ranging from the detection of brain activity to the visualization of soft tissue in a joint. The ever-increasing range of medical imaging techniques has improved the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of patients with serious conditions in areas such as oncology, cardiology and neurology. Further to advancements in clinical practice, imaging has enabled R+D scientists to detect precise targets of pharmacological agents. Imaging in Medicine will provide a forum for research updates on recent developments in this innovative field. No longer just a photographic tool, medical imaging research is focusing on developing techniques that enable the utilization of imaging technologies for determining functional status and for guidance during procedures. Current research efforts into PET imaging will allow medical imaging to capture biological processes at the cellular level. Imaging in Medicine will track this impending progress of radiology from structural (stationary) to functional (dynamic) imaging. Imaging is a science pertinent to professionals across the medical community, and reviews included in Imaging in Medicine are selected to provide for this diverse disciplinary involvement. The journal provides an opportunity for discussion and debate on emerging approaches and technologies, places in context their applications in clinical settings and evaluates prospects for further development.
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