This article reviews existing and emerging techniques of interrogating metabolism in brain cancer from well-established proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the promising hyperpolarized metabolic imaging and chemical exchange saturation transfer and emerging techniques of imaging inflammation. Some of these techniques are at an early stage of development and clinical trials are in progress in patients to establish the clinical efficacy. It is likely that in vivo metabolomics and metabolic imaging is the next frontier in brain cancer diagnosis and assessing therapeutic efficacy; with the combined knowledge of genomics and proteomics a complete understanding of tumorigenesis in brain might be achieved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging