PET-MAG-NET

Mission

Brain ImageThe PET-MAG-NET represents a collaboration between the Harvard Medical School/ Massachussetts General Hospital (MGH)/ Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the Technical University of Munich (TUM)/ Klinikum rechts der Isar. The network was founded 07/2009 to bundle scientific efforts with regard to development, improvement and application of multimodal imaging techniques, particularly modern hybrid PET-MRI technology. Aim is the establishment of a strong international workgroup in the early phase of PET-MRI development.

Both participating centers have longstanding expertise in the application of MRI and PET-technology, resources and experience are in part overlapping, in part complementary. Therefore mutual benefit of the collaboration is expected.

In detail collaborative efforts with regard to PET-MR technology will be directed towards:

  • Instrumentation
  • Tracer development and evaluation/Multi-purpose tracers
  • Small animal imaging, cross evaluation of methods/tracers
  • Human studies: Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology
  • Clinical multi-center studies
  • Data processing (attentuation correction, movement correction, integration of PET and MRI-data, kinetic modelling
  • Administrative Issues, Toxicology (FDA/GMP etc.)

Furthermore the collaboration offers potential opportunities with regard to:

  • Funding and grant support
  • Exchange of scientists
  • Student exchange/graduate programs
  • Common meetings