MicroPET

PET (positron emission tomography) is an in vivo molecular imaging technique that makes it possible to view and quantify a large number of biological and physiological processes. The technique is based on the use of different radioactive tracers marked with positron emitters, whose biological affinity determines the information provided by the PET study.

The appearance in recent years of high-resolution tomography equipment (micro-PET) has made it possible to apply this technique to the study of small animals. One of the great advantages of this noninvasive test is that it allows for longitudinal monitoring of the animal throughout the experiment.

The Micro-PET Research Facility is intended as a support facility for research and is part of the Nuclear Medicine Department of Clínica Universidad de Navarra and of CIMA. For logistical reasons relating to the supply of radioactive tracers marked with ultrashort-life positron emitters, the facility is located near the Radiopharmacy Department of Clínica Universidad de Navarra, where the necessary radioactive tracers are synthesized.

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Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA)
Avenida Pío XII, 55
31008 Pamplona
Spain

+34 948 194700
cima@unav.es