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Imaging tumor angiogenesis
Author(s): K. A. Miles
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Paper Abstract

The imaging of patients with cancer is of increasing importance. There is an increasing prevalence of tumors within a aging population and the success of cancer therapy has resulted in increased numbers of patients surviving cancer and a need to monitor the therapeutic response. Angiogenesis describes a fundamental process in the development of tumors whereby the growing malignancy appropriates its own blood supply from adjacent tissues. This process is essential for tumor growth and metastatic spread. Using a multi-disciplinary approach that builds from a basis of physiological and pathological principles to radiology and automated image analysis, the processes of angiogenesis can be visualized in vivo providing diagnostic and prognostic information for patients with cancer. This approach can also provide a more general template for the analysis of medical images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3747, New Approaches in Medical Image Analysis, (8 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351624
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K. A. Miles, Wesley Research Institute (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3747:
New Approaches in Medical Image Analysis
Binh Pham; Michael Braun; Anthony John Maeder; Michael P. Eckert, Editor(s)

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