Neues Fach aus der Radiologie: Imaging structural and metabolic heterogeneity of cancer


Traditionally, oncologic imaging is used to define location and size of the primary tumor (RECIST) as well as detect infiltration of adjacent structures and local or distant spread of cancer cells (TMN).  With the advent of more specific therapies, extensive evidence suggests, that these traditional staging criteria are not sufficient and that molecular or morphological subtypes of the cancer should be considered before choosing individual treatment regimen. Multimodal imaging represents one of the promising approaches for non-invasive tumor stratification. This course is designed to introduce the various imaging modalities and suitable animal models for preclinical studies exemplified by tumor heterogeneity of gastrointestinal and lung cancer. We focus on the clinically available imaging methods CT, PET, DW-MRI and MRSI. In theoretical lectures, students will learn about physics of different imaging methods, endogenous and transplanted rodent tumor models, clinical applications of discussed methodology and basic concepts of statistical analysis of the imaging data. In practical training sessions participants will perform imaging analysis of heterogeneous lung and pancreatic tumors and correlate it with corresponding histology.

Ziel: The overall aim of the workshop is to introduce multiple imaging and image analysis methods available at TUM to the students. Furthermore, pros and cons of different preclinical rodent tumor models (e.g. endogenous versus transplanted) regarding the application of different imaging methods will be discussed.

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Ansprechpartner: Frau Dr. rer. nat. Heid