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eLearning

SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.


Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

PET imaging to monitor cancer therapy

Author(s): G. Malviya, T. K. Nayak

Abstract:
Improved knowledge and understanding of key aspects of cancer has led to the development of novel cancer therapeutics acting through complex pathways and mode of actions. The success of these novel cancer therapeutics is often difficult to predict using standard response criteria based on anatomic changes. Monitoring response to cancer therapy at molecular level using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has gained popularity in recent years. PET allows longitudinal assessment of specific biological processes rather than just changes in anatomic changes in tumor size. In this review, we provide an overview on application for PET imaging to monitor cancer therapy with emphases on PET of tumor metabolism, cell proliferation, angiogenesis, hypoxia and receptor dynamics.

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ISBN: 1873-4316 (Electronic) 1389-2010 (Linking)
Publication Year: 2013
Periodical: Curr Pharm Biotechnol
Periodical Number: 7
Volume: 14
Pages: 669-82
Author Address: Pharma Research and Early Development, F Hoffmann-La Roche, Grenzacherstrasse 124, Basel-4070, Switzerland. tapan.nayak@roche.com.