PET/CT in cancer research: from preclinical to clinical applications.

  title={PET/CT in cancer research: from preclinical to clinical applications.},
  author={Silvana Del Vecchio and Antonella Zannetti and Rosa Fonti and Francesca Iommelli and Laura Micol Pizzuti and Anna Lettieri and Marco Salvatore},
  journal={Contrast media & molecular imaging},
  volume={5 4},
The identification of genetic and biochemical mechanisms underlying tumor growth and progression along with the unraveling of human genoma provided a plethora of new targets for cancer detection, treatment and monitoring. Simultaneously, the extraordinary development of a number of imaging technologies, including hybrid systems, allowed the visualization of biochemical, molecular and physiological aberrations linked to underlying mutations in a given tumor. In vivo evaluation of complex… CONTINUE READING
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