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Cancer, Trauma, and Stroke
Imaging Biomarkers are Changing Them All

Michael W. Vannier, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology Department
University of Chicago Medical Center

Friday, April 17, 2009
10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium
VTC to Boulder will be Room 1107

Bolinsky image
Credit: David Bolinsky/XVIVO Scientific Animation, Copyright 2004

You might think that imaging biomarkers are the holy grail of clinical medicine or that some advocates have overstated their potential. But, despite a conspicuous lack of standards, balkanization of specialty medicine, a faltering economy, and some initial missteps, imaging biomarkers are fundamental to achieving the promise of personalized medicine. The need for imaging biomarkers arises from an aging population, cost concerns, idiosyncratic effects of drugs, and technological opportunities. We could move a lot faster if a few impediments were addressed. Time is not on our side, so action is needed sooner than later.

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