[18F]NaF PET Imaging in Metastatic and Metabolic Bone Diseases

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biomarkers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 352

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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, School of Medical Sciences, Division of Cancer Sciences, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Radiotherapy Related Research, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK
Interests: PET imaging; bone metabolism; metastatic bone diseases; metabolic bone diseases; image analysis; radiomics; artificial intelligence

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Department of Cancer Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
Interests: [18F]NaF PET; bone metabolism; metastatic bone diseases; metabolic bone diseases; image analysis; radiomics; artificial intelligence
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Department of Cancer Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK
Interests: imaging sciences; bone densitometry; radionuclide measurements of bone
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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Interests: [18F]NaF PET; bone metabolism; metastatic bone diseases; metabolic bone diseases; image analysis; radiomics; artificial intelligence

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Dear Colleagues,

[18F] sodium fluoride positron emission tomography ([18F]NaF PET) is a molecular imaging technique that offers a non-invasive method for quantifying local bone metabolism (as a surrogate marker of bone formation) at clinically important skeletal sites, which is not possible when using other techniques. The aim of this Special Issue of Biomolecules is to publish the most recent advances related to the use of [18F]NaF PET, including, but not limited to, studies assessing the diagnostic ability of [18F]NaF PET, studies using [18F]NaF PET to assess the treatment efficacy of novel treatments, and comparing the use of [18F]NaF PET with other methods, such as single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), or with other tracers, such as [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose. We also welcome studies that focus upon more recent clinical applications of [18F]NaF PET, or studies that concreate on novel image processing or analysis advancements; this includes, but is not limited to, partial volume correction, bone segmentation, arterial input function, kinetic modeling, quantification, radiomics, and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), both traditional (e.g., computational methods that are sometimes referred to as symbolic AI) and modern (e.g., neural networks, which are sometimes referred to as connectionist AI).

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in JCM.

Dr. Tanuj Puri
Prof. Dr. Gary Cook
Prof. Dr. Glen Blake
Dr. Abhishek Mahajan
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Keywords

  • [18F]NaF PET
  • bone metabolism
  • metastatic bone diseases
  • metabolic bone diseases
  • image analysis
  • radiomics
  • artificial intelligence

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