7. Quantum Dots for In Vivo Molecular Imaging

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Yun Xing

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch7

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Xing, Y. (2011) Quantum Dots for In Vivo Molecular Imaging, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch7

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 Material Science and Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • quantum dots for in vivo molecular imaging - and semiconductor quantum dots (QDs), sparking interest in biomedical research fields;
  • biofunctionization and QDs, conjugated to biological molecules - without disturbing biological function of molecules;
  • animal imaging applications of quantum dots - fluorescent proteins and small organic dyes, as a fluorescent contrast agent for living animal imaging


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Quantum Dot Structure

  • Novel Optical Properties

  • Core Synthesis

  • Water Solubilization

  • Biofunctionization

  • Animal Imaging Applications of Quantum Dots

  • Resonance Energy Transfer Based Detection and Imaging

  • Recent Developments

  • Issues And Perspectives

  • References