Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research
Combination of invasive and non-invasive methods for the analysis of disease
SummaryThe development of smart therapeutic interventions requires a detailed analysis of the disease progression. In the case of ischemic stroke, non-invasive positron emission tomography (PET) is combined with invasive optical methods (laser speckle flowmetry and oxymetry) to examine the complicated interaction of the pathologically induced processes and to identify potential diagnostic parameters. Since PET is common practice in the clinic, experimental results can be readily translated into application in humans.