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By: Kathy Mahdoubi

Modern medicine has traveled far enough along the road of personalized medicine that we have reached a crossroads between genomics and imaging. Rather than taking a turn at this important intersection, experts are calling on both disciplines to create a map of the vast heterogeneity of each individual tumor using a fleet of imaging techniques, including CT, MRI and PET.

The term radiogenomics is popularly used to describe the growing field of study at this cross-section of imaging-based molecular phenotyping and genetic assays derived from biopsy. Poring over the human genome and epigenetic switches has taken researchers into a new frontier of disease diagnosis, risk stratification, therapy assessment and prognostic medicine. However, the truth is that single biopsy assays are...

Editorial
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By: Robert W. Atcher, PhD, MBA
I have been thinking lately about issues related to the direction of research funding for the field of molecular imaging. I have to confess my preference for nuclear techniques in this regard since...
Features
 - Paul Schaffer, PhD, TRIUMF
By: Kathy Mahdoubi
Continued shutdowns at research reactors throughout the world have created shortfalls in essential medical isotope supply for several years. 
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 - Michael Graham, MD, PhD
By: Kathy Mahdoubi
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By: Anna Steere
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By: Kim Carollo
An increasing emphasis on reducing radiation exposure has prompted a push away from the traditional rest-stress procedure and toward stress-first or stress-only MPI.
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By: Peter Herscovitch, MD
A knowledgeable voice among nuclear medicine leaders, the president-elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) returns to the pages of Molecular Imaging Insight with some...
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By: Anna Steere
The drive for heterogeneity in molecular imaging calls for management of complex imaging data in massive volumes, a task that is challenging information technology experts and medical community...