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RadBook 2013

EDITORIAL Published by: EUROPEAN HOSPITAL Verlags GmbH Theodor-Althoff-Straße 45, 45133 Essen, Germany, Phone +49-201-87126-851, and RF Media Guido Gebhardt, Adalbert-Stifter-Weg 2 b, 85661 Forstinning, Germany, Phone +49-8121-61761, Editor-in-Chief: Guido Gebhardt, Daniela Zimmermann, Executive Director: Daniela Zimmermann, Advertising: Ralf Mateblowski (D, A, CH), Eric Jund (E, F, I), Simon Kramer (B, GB, L, NL), Gavin Hua (China), C. H. Park (Korea), Hannah Wizer (Israel), Hanna Politis (U.S.A, Canada), Subscription: Janka Hoppe, Subscription rate: € 19.– plus postage The information and opinions expressed in articles and product entries published in RADBOOK are solely those of the manufacturers/companies, their authors and contributors, for which the publisher holds no responsibility. Errors and omissions excepted. © 2013 by EUROPEAN HOSPITAL Verlags GmbH. All rights reserved Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG Sumpfstrasse 13 · CH-6300 Zug .artundworkdesignbüro Embracing life through better medical imaging solutions. We have been committed to delivering out- standing medical imaging solutions over decades. Original solutions, that have grown out of the groups' expertise and technical know-how, providing innovations that meet equally the Zeitgeist and the needs of our customers and their patients. Better medical imaging solutions for the needs of our customers DearReader,With the multidisciplinary cooperation of radiologists and clinicians playing an increasingly important role in the treatment process, cross-departmental workflow solutions are in high demand. One of the most complex problems in modern diagnostics is the selection of relevant information from the wealth of data and to prepare this information in a meaningful way for all members of the multidisciplinary teams. Be it CT, MRI, PET or ultrasound, each modality can look at the same body from different points of view: function and morphology are visualized in previously unimaginable detail. But what does that mean for the follow-up of systematic and local therapies? For radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists and radiotherapists it is very helpful to monitor tumor development during therapy – not only with regard to size but even more importantly with regard to structural changes. The first systems are being launched that offer rather promising possibilities and integrate internationally accepted quantifiable factors in the therapy evaluation. So far technological limitations seem not to be an issue. We are pleased to be able to present the most recent hardware and software developments in this issue of RadBook. See you at Daniela Zimmermann Guido Gebhardt Imprint