Imaging plays a crucial role in the clinical management of patients with cancer. Both anatomical (CT/MRI) and molecular imaging (PET/SPECT) modalities provide essential information on the localisation and staging of disease as well as on an individual's prognosis and response to therapy. Imaging is also invaluable in the pre-clinical development of improved and novel therapeutic strategies, providing unique in vivo information that informs decision-making in drug development and reducing the numbers of experimental animals required for laboratory studies.
Image credit: Magnetic nano-capsules, cancer imaging and therapy, cryoEM. Khuloud T. Al-Jamal, Jie Bai, Sara Bals, Hamed Heidari & Izzat Suffian. CC BY