What is molecular imaging?

In a “nut shell”, molecular imaging is concerned with studying the in vivo intact biology through imaging signals detected outside the body.

Molecular imaging can be defined as the visual representation, characterization, and quantification of in vivo biological processes, at the cellular and molecular levels, and within intact living subjects. A number of disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and medicine are integrated in a unique way to yield in vivo information derived from imaging technologies.