›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (9): 1021-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2010.09.001

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Molecular imaging: key carrier of translational medicine

HUANG Gang, LIU Jian-jun   

  1. Institute of Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2010-09-25 Published:2010-09-27


Molecular imaging, undoubtedly, leads the development of medical imaging in the 21st century, and serves as a bridge between molecular biology and clinical medical sciences. Molecular imaging helps to interrogate and explore the mechanisms of diseases and potential targets of drugs at cellular and molecular levels in vivo in four dimensions and translate achievements of basic biology into clinical practice as the key carrier of translational medicine, which revolutionarily influences the model of modern medical sciences.

Key words: molecular imaging, translational medicine