The Small Animal Imaging Facility of the UMCG provides Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET is a unique imaging modality providing quantitative data on cell-cell communication, tissue function and metabolism. MicroPET cameras with a small field of view and superior spatial resolution (1-1.5 mm) allow application of the PET technique to studies in small animals like rodents. Even higher spatial resolution (up to 0.35 mm) is possible with single photon emission tomography (SPECT) using a multi-pinhole camera such as the U-SPECT II.
The small animal imaging facility combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and a nationally recognized staff to assist investigators with a wide range of imaging based experimental approaches.
More information, also on equipment, procedure of access and contactpersons, can be found on the website of the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (NGMB).