- Preclinical Imaging Lab
My current research aims at the detection of novel imaging biomarkers for the identification of molecular breast cancer subtypes using hybrid PET/MR imaging. To this end, I combine (18F)-FDG and (18F)-FMISO PET with multiparametric MRI (diffusion-weighted MRI, blood oxygen level dependent MRI, glucose-enhanced CEST-MRI, dynamic contrast enhanced MRI). In my PhD-project, I will characterize the hypoxia-induced reprogramming of glucose metabolism, as well as the induction of angiogenesis, which are important hallmarks in breast cancer progression.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
High-field MRI, hybrid PET/MRI, µCT
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