Positron emission tomography (PET) core

 

PET: a unique tool to better understand the cellular metabolic abnormalities leading to diseases

The PET-core established a research platform with competencies in pre-clinical positron emission tomography (PET), a molecular imaging technique able to characterize in vivo molecular pathways. When combined with other imaging morphological imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, PET is a unique experimental tool to better understand and characterize the cellular metabolic abnormalities leading to diseases. The PET core operates two animal scanners, one designed to provide imaging capabilities for evaluation of novel radiotracers in combination with SPECT and CT (in Geneva), another one focusing on the synergies provided with combined studies on high-field MR (at EPFL).