Positron Emission Tomography

RII PET Division group photo
(L-R) Person A, Person B, Person C, Person D, Person E, Person F, Person G, Person H, Person I, & Person J

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) division provides equipment, facilities, and operations support for clinical and research studies using Positron Emission Tomographic imaging. The PET Division consists of three sections: Human PET, Animal PET and Radiochemistry.

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Animal PET

The Animal PET Section occupies two, one-room suites (McDermott 1.510-, 1.926) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. Each suite includes animal preparation space, dose-calibration equipment and an animal PET system. An small-bore PET scanners are a Siemens Focus 220 Primate microPET and a Concorde Rodent microPET.

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Human PET Imaging

The Human PET Section occupies one, three-room suite (McDermott 1.310-1.314) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. This suite consists of two scanner bays, an operator control room and an equipment room. Each scanner bay houses a large-bore PET scanner.

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The Radiochemistry Section supports two cyclotrons and accompanying radiochemistry production and quality control facilities. All radiochemistry facilities are located on the first floor of the McDermott Building.