Medical imaging such as X-ray and computed tomography (CT) provides us with the ability to look in into a subject (human or animal) in-vivo for analysis (preclinical/clinical research and diagnosis of diseases) and medical intervention (treatment). Molecular imaging is a branch of medical imaging that uses techniques to provide visual representations (images) of fundamental molecular pathways inside organisms for early detection and treatment of diseases and basic research. Particularly, nuclear medicine – a field of study that uses scanners including positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission tomography (SPECT) – is the representative molecular imaging technique utilizing gamma radiation emitting bio-tracers to elucidate cellular and subcellular functions in the human body.


The Molecular Imaging Systems Laboratory (MISL) was set up on March 2015 with the aim to research on technologies pertaining to radiation detectors and medical imaging systems (with focus on nuclear medicine and x-ray instrumentation) through fundamental research, active collaborations with various institutions and technology transfer to the industry.