Speaker: Abass Alavi, M.D., Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
The introduction of modern imaging techniques has truly revolutionized medicine. In particular, molecular imaging with PET has opened a new era in medicine. The impact of detecting diseases at the molecular level and in advance of structural changes has been far reaching. As such, this new modality has brought about a paradigm shift in personalized medicine. In addition, many new drugs are developed by visualizing target sites with this approach. This has enormous potential for individualizing interventions for optimal outcome. It is expected that molecular imaging with PET will become the centerpiece of the practice of medicine in the future.