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The PET Core Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a full range of technical and professional services for the design and execution of programs using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
The PET Core Facility provides the required facilities and personnel on a per study basis to allow investigators to use PET without requiring them to acquire the needed special expertise and equipment.
Georges El Fakhri, PhDDirector, PET Core & Co-Director, NMMIPhone: (617) 726-9640 Fax: (617) 726-6165 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Yokell, Pharm.D. Manager, PET Production ChemistryPhone: (617) 643-7541 Fax: (617) 726-5123 Email: email@example.com
The cyclotron/radiochemistry component of the PET Core is located in the basement of the Edwards Building. The PET Research Imaging Laboratories consist of imaging cameras for human and large-animals imaging including a dedicated brain PET/CT and whole body PET, PET/CT and SPECT/CT on the MGH Main Campus, as well as a dedicated MicroPET/CT for animal imaging located at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
FES (estrogen receptor)†
T807 (tau protein)‡
BFPET (myocardial perfusion)
FLT (cellular proliferation)†
Altropane (Dopamine transport)
Raclopride (D2/D3 receptor imaging)
Methionine (amino acid uptake)†
Acetate (fatty acid synthase)
Rolipram (PDE-4 receptor imaging)
N2 in Saline (lung perfusion imaging)
C15O2 (blood flow imaging)
Currently in Development/Validation for Human Use at the MGH PET Core
THK 5351/GE-216 (tau protein)‡
MK-6240 (tau protein)‡
GE179 (NMDA) ‡
*FDA approved †Active IND ‡Pending/Planned IND
Investigators from the academic community, research laboratories and industry are welcome to use the PET Core services. Research services are accessed through contact with the professional staff leading to formalization of a research plan and subsequent review by the Scientific Management Committee. Clinical services are accessed by direct arrangement with the medical staff of the radiology department.
To access the core, please contact Chris Shambaugh at(617) 726-8353or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PET Core has mechanisms available for pilot studies.
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