Quantification in Nuclear Preclinical Imaging

Authored by: Istvan Szanda

Handbook of Small Animal Imaging

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466555686
eBook ISBN: 9781466555693
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19052-30

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Abstract

Preclinical imaging is a powerful tool to enhance the ways in which biological processes are studied. Different imaging technologies (modalities) provide different and usually complementary information about the tissues. All modalities convert the acquired information to images, regardless of how abstract (i.e., relaxation of the spins in MRI) or substantially different (i.e., sound waves in ultrasound [US]) the underlying physical phenomena providing the information are. In order to draw valid conclusions from the images regarding the underlying biochemical processes, understanding each modality and their limitations is necessary.

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