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Open Access The Role of Molecular Imaging in Personalised Healthcare

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Functional molecular imaging provides a unique perspective on a disease. Methods including positron-emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging allow us to interrogate spatial and temporal changes in biomarkers as well as probe the underlying biochemistry. When imaging is combined with molecular diagnostic tools, opportunities arise for measuring aberrant cellular signalling pathways with unprecedented detail. This brief commentary illustrates how radiotracers and nuclear imaging methods are being developed to monitor drug efficacy and simultaneously support the goal of personalised healthcare.
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Keywords: CANCER; MOLECULAR IMAGING; ONCOGENIC SIGNALLING; PERSONALISED MEDICINE; PET

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: November 1, 2016

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

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