This book overviews in vivo imaging techniques for both the development of drug delivery systems and controlled release dosages. Written by experts in their respective fields, the book discusses applications of quantitative imaging techniques in drug delivery. It helps readers understand the contemporary use of imaging in preclinical evaluation of drug delivery systems and to recognize challenges and potential pitfalls involved in utilizing imaging in developing new drug delivery systems. The chapters provide useful methods, practices, and guidance for pharmaceutical scientists encountering challenges in designing and evaluating drug delivery systems.
Keywords: Drug Discovery & Development, in vivo imaging, quantitative imaging techniques, novel drug delivery systems, pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, bioavailability, Noninvasive imaging techniques, drug deposition, controlled release formulations