1. Basic Principles of Molecular Imaging

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Sven H. Hausner

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch1

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Hausner, S. H. (2011) Basic Principles of Molecular Imaging, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California–Davis, Davis, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • molecular imaging and nanobiotechnology basics - dual- and multimodality imaging approaches;
  • PET and SPECT, two molecular imaging modalities - in clinical and preclinical settings;
  • nanoparticle-based molecular imaging agents, a promising potential - challenges for nanoparticle-based imaging probes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Imaging in Medicine

  • Major Imaging Modalities

  • Molecular Imaging Probes

  • References