Gender Medicine: Imaging and Personalized Medicine

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 584

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Radiology Department, “G Criscuoli” Hospital, Sant’ Angelo dei Lombardi, Italy
Interests: imaging; diagnostic; breast imaging; breast prevention
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Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Baronissi, SA, Italy
Interests: pharmacogenetics; pharmacovigilance and gender differences in pharmacological response

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

There is an urgent need to optimize diagnosis and therapy according to sex and gender differences.

However, until a few years ago, imaging and drugs were developed and studied without taking into account sex and gender and without any consideration of the context of where the person lives.

Today, we need to consider biological, biochemical, environmental, psychological, and psychosocial factors that may alter gene expression.

The administration of contrast media for imaging methods, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI), or contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM), should depend on the different pharmacokinetics in male or female, and not only from the patient weight.

Furthermore, ionizing radiation exposure should be different in sex because of the absorbed dose.

The gender gap is evident in the epidemiology, presentation, mechanisms, outcomes, and treatments of a multitude of diseases and should be the first step to personalized medicine and therapy.

This approach to the patients ensure appropriateness of diagnosis and makes it easier to propose also a personalized therapy.

In "omics" era, “personomics” can support the importance of life experiences and underline their relevance in health and tailored medicine.

This Special Issue aims to present and discuss a new approach to imaging and therapy, considering gender and sex differences, that are essential to arrive at real personalized medicine and a patient oriented medicine.

Dr. Graziella Di Grezia
Dr. Teresa Iannaccone
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Keywords

  • gender medicine
  • sex differences
  • gender bias
  • imaging
  • personalized medicine
  • personomics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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