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The Future of Advanced Nuclear Technologies
Tutorial: Why Radionuclides for Imaging and Therapy are Essential for Modern Medicine

Wolfgang Weber
Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service;
Director, Laurent and Alberta Gerschel Positron E
     Tomography Center

Department of Radiology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Wolfgang Weber’s laboratory works at the interface between preclinical and clinical imaging and therapy. On his team, basic scientists (such as physicists, engineers, biologists, geneticists, and chemists) work in concert with oncologists and radiologists toward one common goal: the translation of novel drugs, imaging agents, and methodologies from bench to bedside for the benefit of clinical cancer care.

To achieve this goal, Weber’s lab utilizes the vast resources provided by his clinical service, the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. These resources include clinical whole-body scanners (MRI, fMRI, PET/CT, and hyperpolarized MR), all of which are dedicated to research and development. For treatment and imaging purposes we routinely use isotopes (such as 18F, 64Cu, 89Zr, 68Ga, 177Lu, 225Ac, and 90Y), many of which are produced at their on-site cyclotron facilities.

Weber’s focus on translation sets his team apart from most other biomedical research clusters: They are not just developing novel and cutting-edge research projects and approaches – they are also translating them to the clinic.

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Dr. Weber's tutorial focuses on Why Radionuclides fo Imaging and Therapy are Essential for Modern Medicine.