Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Core

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Core

PET research is a rapidly growing field at Stony Brook University, with investigators from many departments exploring diverse biomedical research questions. Research imaging facilities include a Siemens Biograph mMR combined PET-MRI scanner, and a research PET imaging center in the new MART facility (scheduled to open in Spring 2018) that includes dedicated research PET scanners and a radiochemistry facility with a cyclotron, capable of producing 18F, 11C, 15O and 13N labeled radiotracers. The PET research effort is directed by Professor Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Della Pietra Family Chair of Biomedical Imaging and Director of PET Research at Stony Brook University.

The PET Research Core, directed by Mark Slifstein, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, facilitates biomedical research at Stony Brook University by providing key services and consultation for data acquisition, analysis and study design to PET researchers at Stony Brook. Within the PET Research Core, there are 3 sub-cores:

  • The Facility for Experimental Radiopharmaceutical Manufacturing (FERM), directed by Dr. Wenchao Qu.
  • PET ex vivo Radiometabolite Laboratory (PERL), directed by Dr. Wenchao Qu.
  • The Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT), directed by Christine DeLorenzo, PhD, a Biomedical Engineer with 10+ years experience in medical imaging analysis.

Facility for Experimental Radiopharmaceutical Manufacturing (FERM)

FERM is dedicated to the development and production of cGMP grade radiopharmaceuticals to support preclinical and clinical PET imaging at Stony Brook University. The facility is a comprehensive core for the synthesis and characterization of PET radiopharmaceuticals. We have fully trained staff and validated equipment for the synthesis of cGMP 18F radiolabeled pharmaceuticals. With the opening of the MART facility, we will also produce 11C, 15O and 13N radiotracers.
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PET ex vivo Radiometabolite Laboratory (PERL)

The PET ex vivo Radiometabolite Laboratory (PERL) is a facility of the Stony Brook University PET Research Core. It is dedicated to the ex vivo analysis of blood and other tissue samples to support preclinical and clinical PET imaging at Stony Brook University. The laboratory has facilities for organic chemistry, radiosynthesis and radiotracer validation. Services provided include baseline and post-injection blood chemistry; assay of whole blood, serum or plasma radioactivity; and ex vivo analysis of radiopharmaceuticals and their metabolites in both blood and tissue samples.
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Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technologies (CUBIT)

CUBIT is a team of image analysts, programmers and engineers, focused on extracting the most accurate quantitative information from medical images. We will assist with imaging studies for any discipline (e.g. neurology, cardiology, radiology) or target (e.g. brain, heart, lung, liver) in humans, baboons or rodents.
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Contact us

Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD
Director of PET Research
Della Pietra Family Chair of Biomedical Imaging
Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology
Department of Psychiatry
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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101
E-mail: ramin.parsey@Stonybrook.edu
Telephone: (631) 444-3084
Mark Slifstein, PhD
Director of the PET Research Core
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101
E-mail: Mark.Slifstein@stonybrook.edu
Telephone: (631) 638-0065
 
 
   
Christine DeLorenzo, PhD
Director, Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook University
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Stony Brook, New York 11794 
E-mail: Christine.DeLorenzo@Stonybrook.edu
Telephone: (631) 638-1523
Dr. Qu Wenchao Qu, PhD
Deputy Director of PET Radiochemistry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101
E-mail: wenchao.qu@Stonybrook.edu
Telephone: 631-638-0045 (or 0046)

 
     

For more information, please contact:

Maria Corsi, MHS, CNMT, PET

Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook University

PET Research Core, MART 4A-0805

Maria.Corsi@StonyBrook.edu

203.909.8664