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Preclinical PET/SPECT/CT

Preclinical PET/SPECT/CT Center houses a trimodality PET/SPECT/CT (Siemens Inveon), a top-tier small-animal imaging platform located in a spacious lab in the main animal facility.  

All 3 modalities can be accessed in a sequential manner, without removing the animal from the bed, thus providing a high degree of image registration. The PET component features a large field of view (9.9 cm transaxial x 12.7 cm axial), high spatial resolution (1.5 mm FWHM), and high sensitivity (6.8% coincidence).  The CT component provides anatomical information as well as attenuation correction for the PET.  It also has fully developed data processing software with all necessary quantitative corrections and multiple image reconstruction options (FBP, OSEM, MAP).  The lab includes a new Biodex Atomlab 500 dose calibrator and well counter system, and standard equipment for handling blood samples.

Contact Paul Vaska, PhD (Director)