What is Molecular Imaging ?

Brain imaging with coupled PET scan camera/radiotracer

Molecular Imaging allows healthcare professionals to visualize molecules within the cells as well as their function within the cell, down to the genome level.

It uses non-invasive medical imaging techniques coupled with radio-labeled molecules.

Molecular imaging is used for initial diagnosis and monitoring of cancer tumors, neurological or cardiovascular diseases during treatment.

Within 5 years, similar Molecular Imaging technologies will be used to develop highly specialized molecules, called “in vivo diagnostic companions”, that will ensure an initial diagnosis adapted to every single patient, a selection of an effective treatment as well as a therapy monitoring.

For more information, please visit AIPES or What is nuclear medicine

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