Molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics: two sides of the same coin?

Molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics: two sides of the same coin? European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2018) 45:1645–1648 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-018-4060-x EDITORIAL Molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics: two sides of the same coin? 1,2 3,4 2,5,6,7 Marcus Hacker & Gregor Hoermann & Lukas Kenner Published online: 2 June 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Back in the 1950s, it was a common concept to start further radioimmunoassays were developed for the analysis and in- education in internal medicine with pathology [1]. The idea terpretation of thyroid hormone constellations in the blood, a behind this was that a deeper knowledge of anatomy and comprehensive theranostic approach which finally led to pre- pathohistomorphology of diseases would improve the accura- cise treatment with thyroid hormones and radioiodine. Given cy of diagnosis and the success of treatment. It was during this this historical development and the partly overlapping tech- period when internal medicine specialists started to utilize niques applied, it is surprising that the obvious synergisms radioactive isotopes as tracers in biological assays, in vitro among nuclear medicine, pathology and laboratory medicine, to enhance their understanding of molecular processes and which in many countries today is fused with clinical chemis- in vivo to improve diagnostics – never losing sight of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Springer Journals

Molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics: two sides of the same coin?

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Nuclear Medicine; Imaging / Radiology; Orthopedics; Cardiology; Oncology
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1619-7070
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1619-7089
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00259-018-4060-x
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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2018) 45:1645–1648 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-018-4060-x EDITORIAL Molecular imaging and molecular diagnostics: two sides of the same coin? 1,2 3,4 2,5,6,7 Marcus Hacker & Gregor Hoermann & Lukas Kenner Published online: 2 June 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Back in the 1950s, it was a common concept to start further radioimmunoassays were developed for the analysis and in- education in internal medicine with pathology [1]. The idea terpretation of thyroid hormone constellations in the blood, a behind this was that a deeper knowledge of anatomy and comprehensive theranostic approach which finally led to pre- pathohistomorphology of diseases would improve the accura- cise treatment with thyroid hormones and radioiodine. Given cy of diagnosis and the success of treatment. It was during this this historical development and the partly overlapping tech- period when internal medicine specialists started to utilize niques applied, it is surprising that the obvious synergisms radioactive isotopes as tracers in biological assays, in vitro among nuclear medicine, pathology and laboratory medicine, to enhance their understanding of molecular processes and which in many countries today is fused with clinical chemis- in vivo to improve diagnostics – never losing sight of

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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ImagingSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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