In the IEEE eLearning tutorial Including Medical Imaging in Drug Development To Answer the Relevant Question, we discussed different options for using imaging in the drug development process, and described the Question -Based Drug Development paradigm. Imaging can play an important role because it is non-invasive, repeatable and generates quantitative data over the whole anatomical site of disease. It can also suggest the mechanism by which the drug works.
This tutorial is the second of two presentations on the use of molecular imaging in drug development. In this second tutorial we will focus on the relevance of the data from the standpoint of quantitation accuracy and precision; that is, well be considering how to certify confidence in the data generated in an imaging study used for making important decisions.