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By Gerhard Spekowius, Thomas Wendler

Bettering healthcare and staying fit is among the so much mentioned and critical concerns in our society. know-how has performed and should play a massive function in lots of points of the healthcare approach, and it deals new and higher how one can remedy the foremost illnesses of the hot century. This publication describes valued contributions of know-how for making improvements to sanatorium and residential healthcare, and offers a viewpoint on how they'll impression serious facets of destiny remedy. It presents an summary and dialogue of developments, provides the state of the art of significant learn parts, and highlights fresh leap forward leads to chosen fields, giving an outlook on game-changing advancements within the coming many years. the fabric is prepared in 6 elements and a complete of 31 chapters. The healthcare components addressed are: common advances and tendencies in healthcare expertise, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and treatment, molecular medication, clinical info expertise and private healthcare.

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After some initial debate about whether the images from two separate modalities could simply be fused by suitable image processing algorithms, the market simply decided for integrated PET-CT combinations. First systems were introduced in 2001, and today the market for standalone PET systems has virtually disappeared. And even though the CT part of the hybrid combination is running idle ca. 90% of the time during a hybrid exam, the market keeps replacing CT scanners with PET-CT hybrid systems. Although today still 90% of all PET examinations are performed with 18 F-FDG, there is a large research effort spent both in academia as well as in industry to develop and commercialize new imaging agents for PET (compare Chapter 18).

The suppression of harmonics can now be used to perform a spatial encoding, which is a prerequisite for an imaging system. In addition to the modulation field, a time-independent field is superimposed, which vanishes in one point of the imaging device. If there is any magnetic material in the location of the field-free point, it will produce a signal containing higher harmonics. All other material outside the field-free point will remain in saturation. By steering the field-free point through the volume of interest, a tomographic image can be generated.

Some of these agents are targeting specific metabolic processes, and can therefore be called molecular agents already. Therefore, it was a natural step that SPECT-CT was introduced 2004 as the second hybrid modality into the market. Clinical applications for these systems will be both in cardiology (diagnosis and risk stratification of coronary artery disease) and in oncology (diagnosis, staging and follow-up). 26 Chapter 2 As a potential future opportunity for hybrid diagnostic modalities, combinations of MR with either PET or SPECT are considered.

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