Advances in Inflammation and Infection Imaging

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging and Theranostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025 | Viewed by 55

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1. Imaging Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
2. Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera Italiana, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Interests: meta-analysis; PET; nuclear medicine; systematic reviews; brain tumor imaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infectious and inflammatory diseases include a large group of diseases with different aetiologies. Infection is the invasion of a host organism by microorganisms such as viruses, prions, bacteria, and viroids, as well as larger organisms like parasites and fungal organisms. After invasion, these organisms may multiply and produce toxins. Hosts can fight infections using their immune system, usually producing inflammation.

Inflammation is part of the complex biological response by the organism to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. Inflammation is not a synonym for infection; we almost always have inflammation associated with an infection, but we do not always have an infection if there is inflammation.

Several imaging methods may allow for the early, non-invasive detection of infectious and inflammatory diseases; in particular, molecular imaging methods may be very useful for the measurement of cellular and molecular processes in living subjects related to infectious and inflammatory diseases.

This Special Issue will highlight the advances of imaging methods in infectious and inflammatory diseases, in particular for the diagnosis and the assessment of response to therapy. Researchers are encouraged to submit both preclinical and clinical studies in the field. Clinical studies may include systematic or narrative reviews and retrospective or prospective studies emphasizing the role and need of imaging techniques in infectious or inflammatory diseases.

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Treglia
Guest Editor

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  • imaging
  • infection
  • inflammation
  • radiology
  • nuclear medicine
  • molecular imaging
  • hybrid imaging

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