Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is commonly used by a wide variety of researchers to study the molecular pathways of disease progression, and response to therapeutic compounds, as well as to detect pathological tissue, study biodistribution of any number of compounds, and study the characteristics of newly developed radiotracers. PET systems provide some of the highest sensitivity to specific molecular targets, thus making the imaging information obtained from PET systems quantifiable, which can aid in the elucidation of dynamic molecular and metabolic processes. Some of the key research areas where PET imaging is most prevalent include oncology, neurology, immunology, cardiology, as well as many other disease targets.

PET images alone provide highly sensitive, quantifiable, data, however, without some anatomical context, the localization of that PET signal is very difficult to determine. Commonly PET imaging is combined with either Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to provide the anatomical context necessary to complement the information obtained by PET imaging.

Scintica Instrumentation offers a variety of solutions for combined PET/CT, PET/MRI, as well as standalone PET, MRI, and CT options; where the modalities are not inherently integrated, or you wish to add a standalone modality to your existing imaging capabilities, we can work with you to find avenues to co-register the images to allow for multi-modal imaging solutions:

PET/CT; Offered by Sedecal

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SuperArgus PET/CT

The SuperArgus system may be configured to be PET-only or PET/CT. There are three models available r – 100mm bore for mouse, rats or marmosets up to 3kg; R – 160mm bore for multi-animal imaging, as well as rabbits up to 6kg; or P – 260mm bore for non-human primates, canine or porcine up to 10kg. Each model can be configured with 2, 4, or 6 PET rings.

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PET Only Systems; Offered by Sedecal and Brightonix

M7 SimPET™ 

The SimPET™ system is a hardware insert to a preclinical MRI system for the simultaneous acquisition of PET and MRI images.  Using silicon photo multiplier technology, the insert expands the functionality of the M7 system with simultaneous PET/MRI image acquisition in rodents.  The SimPET™ insert may also be used on other commercially available preclinical MRI systems if desired.

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Compact PET or CT

The Compact systems from Sedecal can be either PET or CT, with the animal handling systems being interchangeable allowing for sequential image acquisition on the same animal. The bore size is 55mm, making it ideally suited for mouse imaging. The same phoswich detectors used in the SuperArgus systems are used in the Compact systems as well.

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PET insert for third party MRI systems; offered by Birghtonix

M7 SimPET™ 

The SimPET™ system is a hardware insert to a preclinical MRI system for the simultaneous acquisition of PET and MRI images.  Using silicon photo multiplier technology, the insert expands the functionality of the M7 system with simultaneous PET/MRI image acquisition in rodents.  The SimPET™ insert may also be used on other commercially available preclinical MRI systems if desired.

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