Cancer Imaging: Lung and Breast Carcinomas by M. A. Hayat
By M. A. Hayat
This two-volume reference ebook will current imaging know-how presently utilized in clinics or at experimental levels for analysis and/or early detection of varied cancers, together with anticancer vaccines, surgical suggestions, chemotherapy, radiation, and gene treatments. Cancers mentioned will contain breast, lung, liver, prostate, cervical, mind, gastrointestinal, ovarian, gallbladder, esophageal, head and neck, bronchial, bone, thyroid, pancreatic, lymphoma, cancer, and a number of myeloma malignancies. nearly a hundred study scientists and clinicians from greater than 20 international locations will give a contribution chapters. . Concentrates at the program of imaging know-how to the prognosis and analysis of lung and breast carcinomas, the 2 significant world-wide malignancies . Addresses dating among radiation dose and photo caliber . Discusses the function of molecular imaging in determining alterations for the emergence and development of melanoma on the mobile and/or molecular degrees
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In clinical practice, FDG-PET scanning is used for staging tumors, detecting tumor recurrence, monitoring efficacy of therapy, and differentiating malignant from nonmalignant tissues. This system is more accurate than CT alone in the detection of both primary tumors and distant metastases. It is interesting to find out whether increased uptake of FDG precedes the onset of malignancy or whether it follows the initiation of cancer development. If the former is true, then tissue abnormalities associated with cancer can be determined at the premalignant dysplasia stage.
The reason for this scrutiny is the inability of guidelines to address all the uncertainties inherent in clinical practice. However, clinical guidelines should form a vital part of clinical governance. Diagnosis: The differentiation of malignant from benign disease or of a particular malignant disease from others. A tumor marker that helps in diagnosis may be helpful in identifying the most effective treatment plan. CMRI: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging CMT: Continuously moving table CNB: Core needle biopsy COX: Cyclooxygenase CR: Computed radiography CSI: CTA: Chemical shift imaging Computed tomography arteriography CTC: Computed tomography colonography CTDI: Computed tomography dose index CTF: Computed tomography fluoroscopy DEI: Diffraction-enhanced imaging DFM: Dipolar field microscopy Disease-free survival DOP: Depth of penetration DOT: Diffuse optical tomography DPI: Doppler perfusion index DSA: Digital subtraction angiography DSC: Dynamic susceptibility contrast DSE: Dobutamine stress echocardiography DSR: Dynamic spatial reconstructor DTI: Diffusion tensor imaging DT-MRI: Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging DVH: Dose volume histogram DWI: Diffusion-weighted imaging DW-MRI: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging EBCT: Electron beam computed tomography EBCTA: Electron beam computed tomographic angiography EBP: Evidence-based practice EBRT: External beam radiotherapy EBT: Electron beam tomography ECD: Electrochemical detector ECGI: Electrocardiographic imaging CTHA: Computed tomography hepatic arteriography ECR: Equivalent cross-relaxation rate CTLM: Computed tomography laser mammography ECRI: Equivalent cross-relaxation rate imaging CTP: Computed tomography portography CTV: Clinical target volume ECS: Echocontrast cystosonography EEG/MEG: Electro- and magnetoencephalography Selected Glossary EFG: Electric field gradient Epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR: xliii FPT: Fast Padè transform FRET: Fluorescence resonance energy transfer EPI: Echo-planar imaging FSCT: Fast-scan computed tomography EPI: Echo-portal imaging FSE: EPID: Electronic portal imaging device Fast-spin echo 3D T2-weighted fast-spin echo 3D FSE: EPR: Electron paramagnetic resonance FSEI: Fast-spin echo imaging EPR: Enhanced permeation and retention FTIR: Fourier transform infrared resonance EPSI: Echo-planar spectroscopic imaging ERUS: Endorectal ultrasound ESFT: Ewing sarcoma family of tumors EUS: Endoscopic ultrasonography FA: Fractional anisotropy Filter back projection FBP: 18 F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose FDG: FDPM: Frequency-domain photon migration FDTD: Finite difference time domain FFDM: Full-field digital mammography Gallium-68 (68Ga): A positron-emitting cyclotronindependent radionuclide with a short half-life of 68 min Gastritis: The inflammation, especially mucosal, of the stomach Gd-DTPA: Gd-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid Gene Therapy: A therapy in which a gene(s) or genetransducer cells are introduced to a patient’s body for a therapeutic or gene-making purpose.
In contrast to anatomic imaging modalities such as CT and MRI, FDG-PET imaging is based on metabolism and tissue perfusion. In other words, this protocol is a functional imaging modality that characterizes different tissues in the body according to glucose metabolism. It is well known, as mentioned earlier, that most malignant cells require a high glucose uptake because of increased glycolysis. This is the reason to use FDG-PET as the screening tool. Positron emission tomography using FDG is a noninvasive imaging modality for assessment of glucose metabolism in a variety of malignancies, including adenocarcinomas.