Searchable book regarding molecular imaging and contrast agents (under development, in clinical trials or commercially available for medical applications) that have in vivo data (animal or human) published in peer-reviewed scientific journals prior to June 30 of 2013. 1444 agents are currently listed and there will be no more updates. Also available is a downloadable list of FDA approved contrast agents (Latest update: January 2013) and a Molecular Imaging Probes and Contrast Agents List (MIP & CA List) created by the MICAD staff by screening the PubMed / MedLine databases and other appropriate sources of such information. Only agents used in animal or human studies yielding in vivo data were selected for inclusion in the list. The list is by no means considered complete. No one imaging modality has been given preference over the others and the omission of any agent(s) or the introduction of any errors in the list is purely unintentional. The MIP & CA List is subject to the same copyright and disclaimers as the rest of the MICAD content.
The database includes, but is not limited to, agents developed for positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging, planar radiography, and planar gamma imaging. The information on each agent is summarized in a book chapter format containing several sections such as Background, Synthesis, in vitro studies, Animal Studies (with sub-sections: rodents, other non-human primate animals, and human primates), Human Studies, and References. In addition, the references are linked to PubMed for retrieval of the publication abstract. Also, each chapter contains links to resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and other relevant databases regarding the target of the imaging probe or contrast agent.
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contrast agent, in vitro, in vivo, magnetic resonance imaging, molecular imaging, molecular library, molecular probe, probe, positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, ultrasound, computed tomography, optical imaging, planar radiography, planar gamma imaging, gold standard
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database, book, data set
human, non-human primate, rodent
Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD)
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