Siemens Inveon microPET/SPECT/CT scanner
The central feature of the molecular imaging facility is a hybrid Siemens Inveon triple-modality microPET/SPECT/CT scanner. The scanner is highly adaptable allowing for various multimodal configurations combining anatomical (CT) with functional (SPECT or PET) imaging modalities, all on a single gantry.
About the scanner
The system is equipped with multiple pinhole and parallel hole collimators, acquisition and image processing workstations, and a BioVet monitoring system, which allows for the rapid evaluation of radiotracers in vivo.
The microPET/SPECT/CT scanner is housed in a state-of-the-art laboratory space that allows for the complete development, synthesis, bioconjugation, and testing of multimodal targeted agents to monitor biological processes within living animals.
The facility encompasses resources for molecular and cell
biology, bioconjugation, and radiochemistry, including biosafety hoods and
radiochemistry hoods with dose calibrators. The suite also contains dedicated
areas for sterile surgery and physiological monitoring.
- All modalities are part of a single gantry
- The integrated system uses a single workstation to control all modalities
- Field upgradeable with the PET modality for a docked or integrated trimodal system
- Optimizes overall experimental workflow for SPECT-CT multimodal studies
- Allows for PET or PET-CT applications in the same gantry
Molecular Imaging Lab contact
Iwona Dobrucka, Ph.D.
Job title Senior Research Scientist (Molecular Imaging Laboratory)