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: