PET-CT Scanner

Instrument: PET-CT Scanner

PET/CT whole-of-body scanner used for Research scans of the human brain and body


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Post author: Trish Weston. Last update: 05/11/2014 at 4:00 pm by Trish Weston.






Manufacturer: Siemens, x. Installed 2012.

The Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unit currently houses a state-of-the-art Siemens combined Positron Emission Tomography/ Computerised X-ray Tomography (PET/CT) system for scanning the human brain and body. Radio-pharmaceuticals can be scanned in order to study tissue function and metabolism and novel biomarkers are being used to study brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The system can perform time of flight measurements, has an extended field of view PET with 128 slice CT.

Funding sources: Institutional, Victorian State Government

Benefits of the PET-CT Scanner

We have extensive experience in:
• Human Amyloid PET/CT
• CT of animal specimens
• Human CT Cadaver and contrast use
• CT of Rock samples
• Drug trials
• Early and late phase diagnostic evaluation.
Combined studies with 7T and 3T MRI can also be arranged.
We have sophisticated data handling capabilities including upload to the Unit’s DaRIS data repository and also to other DaRIS repositories or DICOM servers (by negotiation). We can also arrange processing and reporting of your scans.

Technical features and specifications


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Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: Facility staff operate this instrument
Access: Access pricing may vary