Small Animal Imaging Core Facility

  • About Micro Positron Emission Tomography (MicroPET)

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of biochemistry in living, in-tact subjects.

    A list of available PET tracers, available through the UIHC PET Imaging Center.

    Micro Positron Emission Tomography (MicroPET) Equipment

    The core operates two high-resolution microPET scanners.

    Phillips MOSAIC microPET

    Phillips Medical Systems MOSAIC

    • 3D small animal PET-only system
    • 2.0 mm FWHM transverse and axial resolution
    Siemens DPET

    Siemens INVEON D-PET

    • Reconstructed resolution of 1.5mm FWHM at the center of FOV
    • Docks with the INVEON CT gantry
    • Results in an anatomical co-registered image
    • Provides attenuation correction
    • Cardiac and Respiratory gating available