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Utilization of Bio-Imaging in Cancer Studies

Utilization of Bio-Imaging in Cancer Studies
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Author(s): Muneesh Kumar Barman (Laboratory for HIV Research, National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune, India), Manjita Srivastava (National Institute of Virology (ICMR), India), Meenakshi Singh (Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Lab (HLA), ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, India), Khalid Umar Fakhri (Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India), Kailash Chand (National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune, India), Subash C. Sonkar (Multidisciplinary Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry, New Delhi, India) and Prudhvilal Bhukya (National Institute of Virology (ICMR), Pune, India)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 7
Source title: Handbook of Research on Advancements in Cancer Therapeutics
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sumit Kumar (National Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, India), Moshahid Alam Rizvi (Jamia Millia Islamia, India) and Saurabh Verma (National Institute of Pathology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6530-8.ch019

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Abstract

Biological studies have always relied on visual data and its precise interpretation. Bio-imaging is an integral part of cancer research as well as the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers. Cancer research employs the various bio-imaging techniques of fluorescence microscopy like confocal microscopy, FRET, FRAP, TPEF, SGH, etc. to study the complexity and characteristics of different cancer cells. The development of live-cell imaging has also helped in understanding the important biological processes which differentiate cancer cells from their environment. Advancement in the field of cancer diagnosis has taken place with the development of sophisticated radiology techniques like MRI, CT scans, and FDG-PET. Also, the development of novel nanotechnology-based probes has improved the quality of both cancer research and diagnosis. In this chapter, the authors summarize some of the bio-imaging techniques which are being used in the field of cancer studies.

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