202324nov1:00 PM2:00 PMMBExC LecturePositron-Emission-Tomography: Translation. Total-Body Imaging. Theranostics1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MPI-NAT, City Campus, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3Speaker:Prof. Dr. med. Frank M. Bengel, MHH
Prof. Dr. med. Frank M. Bengel from the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hannover Medical School will talk about “Positron-Emission-Tomography:
Prof. Dr. med. Frank M. Bengel from the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hannover Medical School will talk about “Positron-Emission-Tomography: Translation. Total-Body Imaging. Theranostics” during the MBExC Lecture on 24 November, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in the lecture hall, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3.
Positron emission tomography (PET) tracks radiolabeled biomolecules in the living organism, noninvasively. Owing to its inherently quantitative nature, it provides unique insights into mechanisms of health and disease, and it enables tracking of cells and therapeutic agents throughout the body.
This lecture will focus on the three “T”s, which highlight the concurrent, most exciting trends in PET methodology: Translational research, using flexible radiotracers in dedicated small animal and clinical scanners, bridges the gap from experimental to human application. Total-body imaging, using high-end scanners with extended axial field of view, enables the systems-based definition of disease states and organ networks by simultaneous coverage of the entire body. And Theranostics pursue a tight coupling of molecular-targeted diagnostic imaging with actionable information for a molecular-targeted therapeutic intervention of the same biomechanism.
The overarching goal of this lecture will be to show how a PET-defined analysis of biologic systems in target organs and networking tissues on the macroscopic scale can be complementary to other imaging modalities and other scales, in order to facilitate the clinical and practical implementation of novel, biology-driven concepts of molecular medicine.
Host: Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, University Medical Center Göttingen