Nanomaterials based mainly on polymer nanostructures, magnetic nanoparticles and carbon nanoallotropes represent challenging solution in various diagnostic, therapeutic and theranostic applications [1-6]. The present contribution explores the use of superparamagnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents in MRI diagnostics and theranostics involving the results of clinical trials. Various types of...
O. Ratib, HUGE, Geneva
5/2/16, 8:30 AM
F. Scopinaro, Sapienza Univ. Roma1 (Sapienza University of Rome)
5/2/16, 9:00 AM
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among males of developed countries. Several methods of diagnosis, staging and therapy have been recently studied : among them radio isotope methods are growing and probably are helping personalization and tailoring of treatment. Tailoring is important in PCa because High and low risk, neuroebdocrine or glandular, hormone therapy responsive or...
F. Haddad, Subatech & ARRONAX (Subatech and GIP ARRONAx)
5/2/16, 9:20 AM
Radioisotopes can be used in different field of medicine like oncology, neurology and cardiology. Different types of applications are possible thanks to the different kind of radiation available through the radioactive decay of nucleus. Gammas which are penetrating radiation are used for imaging to help diagnosis whereas charged radiations are used for therapy to destroy cells. Only few...
M. Seimetz, I3M Valencia (Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular (I3M))
5/2/16, 9:40 AM
Many diagnostic methods are based on the use of tracers labelled with radioactive isotopes. Their production in centralised facilities and delivery to local health centres imply strong constraints to the isotope half lives. For this reason, more than 90% of all PET interventions are based on F-18 at present. The on-site synthesis of short-lived tracers containing C-11, O-15, or N-13 would...
D. García-Juan, Quibim SL (Quibim SL)
5/2/16, 10:30 AM
Prostate cancer (PC) is the second most diagnosed type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in men worldwide (most frequent cause of cancer death in men in developed countries). Guidelines about prostate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging published by the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) in 2012 recommended a multi-parametric approach for a better...
21. Imaging the continuous spectrum of therapeutic radionuclides with detectors and pinholes suited for high energy
S. Vandenberghe, Ugent (Ugent)
5/2/16, 10:50 AM
Targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) is an established cancer treatment modality. It relies on cancer specific agents that are labeled with radionuclides for internal radiotherapy. The biological effect to tissues is generated by the energy absorbed from the radiation (typically beta-emittors) emitted by the radionuclide, TRT can result in substantial sparing of uninvolved tissue and organs and...
Prof. R. Zboril, Olomuk Univ. (Cz) (Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, PalackýUniversity Olomouc, Tř. 17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic)
5/2/16, 11:10 AM