Imaging biomarkers: the new frontier of radiology

Biomarkers are measurable, biological indicators of disease, which can aid in diagnosis and prognosis as well as predict the response of a patient to treatment and the chances of recurrence. They have also begun to play a growing role in drug discovery.
Imaging biomarkers are a recent development, in spite of the long history of radiological sciences. For a variety of reasons, they are expected to fuel greater use of biomarkers. According to some, they may also make the radiology community a major force in preclinical and clinical medicine.

Measuring disease, determining therapy choice, accelerating clinical trials
The key advantage of biomarkers are their status as