Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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

The focus of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) division is to enhance the precision and ease with which TMS can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and for neuroscience research. TMS is the newest and least invasive form of electrical brain stimulation. It is being developed for clinical application in pre-surgical mapping and in treatment of depression. It is also being used in neuroscientific applications to examine neural connectivity, reversible-lesion cognitive mapping, and chronometry of brain processing. Approximately 4/5 of the studies are in normal subjects; 1/5 of the studies are in patients.

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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.