During my term as president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (And Molecular Imaging, now appended), we were in the midst of the Molecular Imaging Campaign that was successful in increasing the visibility of nuclear medicine as a measure of physiologic and metabolic parameters in diagnosing our patients.
I have been thinking lately about issues related to the direction of research funding for the field of molecular imaging. I have to confess my preference for nuclear techniques in this regard since tracer techniques usually have the advantage of not perturbing the observed state.
I have been struggling recently with the notion that genomics is going to revolutionize our ability to diagnose and treat disease. Why? A basic tenet of information theory is simple: the more precisely you can measure something, the less information it contains.