From molecular imaging to systems diagnostics: Time for another paradigm shift?

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Abstract

The term "Molecular Imaging" has hit the consciousness of radiologists only in the past decade although many of the concepts that molecular imaging encompasses has been practiced in biomedical imaging, especially in nuclear medicine, for many decades. Many new imaging techniques have allowed us to interrogate biologic events at the cellular and molecular level in vivo in four dimensions but the challenge now is to translate these techniques into clinical practice in a way that will enable us to revolutionize healthcare delivery. The purpose of this article is to introduce the term "Systems Diagnostics" and examine how radiologists can become translators of disparate sources of information into medical decisions and therapeutic actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Genomic medicine
  • Molecular imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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