MICROSCOPY Vol.43▶No.3 2008
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Imaging technique of weak luminescence and fluorescence for application on life science and medicine

Masaki Kobayashi

Tohoku Institute of Technology

Abstract: In the field of life science, optical measurement and imaging technique have recently been key technology to explore the mechanism of biological phenomena, particularly in the monitoring of gene expression using fluorescent or luminescent reporter. In this paper, technologies of super-high sensitive imaging of luminescence and tomographic imaging of fluorescent molecules for biomedical measurement are described.

Key words: imaging, reporter gene, fluorescent labeling, photon imaging