Article Abstract

Preface to 2017 focused issue: Translational Imaging in Cancer Patient Care

Authors: Yì-Xiáng J. Wáng, Yong Wang


Medical imaging is involved in almost every aspect of clinical care for cancer patients, ranging from early detection and grading of cancers, risk assessment, therapeutic monitoring, as well as image-guided treatment. The importance of objective, reproducible, and quantifiable imaging is particularly motivated by the growing need for individualized precision medicine (1,2).