Welcome to MolDiag-PaCa

in cooperation with the DiMI / EMIL Summer School 2008 �Cardiovascular Applications of Molecular Imaging�

The Molecular Imaging Workshop within the MolDiag-Paca network took place at the University Hospital Muenster, Monday 1st September 2008.
The course was attended by 21 clinicians/scientists interested in molecular imaging techniques/modalities. The contents spanned everything from clinically relevant imaging approaches (e.g. MRI, CT, PET) to pre-clinical/basic research imaging platforms like fluorescence mediated tomography (FMT) or fluorescence reflectance imaging (FRI). Another topic focused on probe design and molecular imaging applications for in vivo drug screening, which offered an deeper insight of the multidisciplinary interaction in this new and rapidly growing research discipline.

The course covered the following program:

  • FRI/FMT � principles of operation and molecular imaging � Jens Waldeck, Münster
    (in parallel at the Summer School: Basic Physiology of the Cardiovascular System, Ulrich Decking, Düsseldorf)
  • PET � principles of operation and molecular imaging � Lars Stegger, Münster
  • Ultrasound/echo � principles of operation and molecular imaging � Georg Schmitz, Bochum
  • CT � principles of operation � Stefan Käpplinger, Erlangen
  • MRI � principles of operation and molecular imaging � Cornelius Faber, Würzburg/Münster
  • Molecular imaging for in vivo drug screening � Normann Koglin, Berlin
    (in parallel at the Summer School: Co-registration of moving structures (heart, vessels ...), Klaus Schäfers, Münster)
  • The chemistry behind tracers � Carsten Höltke, Münster
  • Pitfalls in Tracer development and imaging � Christoph Bremer, Münster
    (in parallel at the Summer School: Meet the experts � open discussion, all speaker)
  • Lab-Tour (FRI/FMT/3T MRT) � Bremer/Waldeck, Münster