Center for Gamma-ray Imaging

Announcing the 6th Small Animal SPECT Imaging Workshop: SPECT, PET and Related Modalities.

Please join us for the Small Animal SPECT Imaging Workshop which is scheduled for January 10th - 13th, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Jack Hoppin of Invicro. Click on this link to Register for meetingAbstracts are due November 30, 2015.   Student Travel Scholarship information form.

About the Center

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Reconstructed kidney SPECT

The Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging is a research resource funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

The overall objective of the Center is to develop new gamma-ray imaging instruments with dramatically improved spatial and temporal resolution and to make them available to a wide community of biomedical and clinical researchers. The collaborative research supported by the Center will apply these new imaging tools to basic research in functional genomics, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive neuroscience and to research in breast cancer and surgical tumor detection. In addition, the Center will make contributions to the emerging science of image quality assessment.

Several of the imaging systems being developed here are used with small animals, and the Center is dedicated to humane treatment of animals. All studies are approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and all are overseen by a licensed veterinarian employed by the Center. Moreover, successful accomplishment of the Center's goals will greatly reduce the use of animals in biomedical research since noninvasive imaging procedures will often be substituted for procedures requiring the sacrifice of the animals.

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The Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging is a Biotechnology Resource Grant funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Grant number: P41EB002035
Principal Investigator: Harrison H. Barrett, Ph.D.