Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging

Dara L. Kraitchman, Joseph C. Wu

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November 18, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 489 Pages - 32 Color & 143 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439807514 - CAT# K10383
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Features

  • Provides the first molecular imaging book devoted to cell labeling for medical imaging
  • Presents background material on stem cell biology and imaging physics, offering a foundation for understanding the cell labeling techniques
  • Contains the most current clinical information on noninvasive imaging and stem cell labeling for the treatment of neurological, cardiovascular, oncological, and musculoskeletal diseases
  • Explores the future of stem cell imaging, including regulatory aspects and pharmacology/toxicology issues
  • Includes a 16-page color insert as well as images on CRC Press Online

Summary

Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging provides a comprehensive overview of cell therapy imaging, ranging from the basic biology of cell therapeutic choices to the preclinical and clinical applications of cell therapy. It emphasizes the use of medical imaging for therapeutic delivery/targeting, cell tracking, and determining therapeutic efficacy.

The book first presents background information and insight on the major classes of stem and progenitor cells. It then describes the main imaging modalities and state-of-the-art techniques that are currently employed for stem cell tracking. In the final chapters, leading scholars offer clinical perspectives on existing and potential uses of stem cells as well as the impact of image-guided delivery and tracking in major organ systems.

Through clear descriptions and color images, this volume illustrates how noninvasive imaging is used to track stem cells as they repair damaged tissue in the body. With contributions from some of the most prominent preclinical and clinical researchers in the field, the book helps readers to understand the evolving concepts of stem cell labeling and tracking as the field continues to move forward.

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