Wagner reflects on molecular imaging's growth

Dear AuntMinnie.com Member,

If anyone could lay claim to the term "molecular imaging," it would be Dr. Henry Wagner. The Johns Hopkins professor began using the term in the early 1990s to describe nuclear medicine’s ability to image metabolic processes at the molecular level.

Wagner recognized that this ability could serve as the foundation for a whole new field of scientific inquiry and patient care. Molecular imaging can add indispensable information for diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and a more nuanced understanding of the body’s biological processes.

Given Wagner’s invaluable contributions to the growth and development of the field, we're pleased to be featuring his views this week in our Molecular Imaging Digital Community. Available at molecular.auntminnie.com, the story traces Wagner's views on the origins of molecular imaging, examines the field's relationship with anatomical imaging, and discusses its current and future applications.

While you’re in the community, be sure to check out our coverage of last week’s 2002 Academy of Molecular Imaging meeting in San Diego. We covered presentations on PET for breast imaging, hybrid PET-CT imaging, effective marketing for your PET practice, and many other topics. Just click here for the latest news on molecular medicine!

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