Screening, diagnosis, and therapy supported by state-of-the-art imaging technology and beyond.
By improving and combining physical imaging techniques (such as MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, and ultrasound), it is possible to extract anatomic and functional information, resulting in a more accurate diagnosis.
Early and combined diagnoses make treatment safer and more effective. Modern imaging techniques not only show organs and the way they function in greater detail, they also highlight any possible dysfunctions by quantifying anatomic structures and functions.
Techniques for making individual living cells, and even molecules in these cells, visible, show the mechanisms that lie behind the causes of diseases. Tracers that attach themselves to tumor cells make them easier to see, and the surgeon therefore knows exactly where to operate. Imaging techniques also assist surgeons during the actual operating process. Minuscule cameras are used to show the area being operated on in extremely accurate detail.