Concurrent Symposia Sessions
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session II
Conference Room D
Molecular and Functional Imaging: Image and Treat Paradigm
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Chair: Amir H. Gandjbakhche, NICHD
Sponsored by: Molecular and functional Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy Interest Group
Non-invasive monitoring of treatments efficacy using specific targeted molecules or novel imaging techniques are critical for physicians to assess the effects of therapeutic regimen and in some instances help to make decision in the operating room. These early assessments can save lives, decrease cost, and morbidity. In this symposium novel imaging systems such as EPR, PET-Photonics, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and MRI will address different facets of the new "Image and Treat " paradigm in medicine.
Low Field In-Vivo MR Imaging of Oxygen Level and Blood Flow in Tumors
Murali Krishna Cherukuri, Ph. D (NCI)
Identifying Novel Targets of Stroke Therapy Using MRI
Steven Warach, MD (NINDS)
The “Image and Treat” Approach to HER-2 Positive Tumors; a Step Toward Individualized Medicine.
Jacek Capala, NCI
Use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Data for Neurosurgical Planning
Peter Basser, NICHD
Cardiovascular Imaging: Developments from Diagnostics to Guiding Therapeutics
Andrew Arai, NHLBI