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About Micro Positron Emission Tomography (MicroPET)

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of biochemistry in living, in-tact subjects.

A list of available PET tracers, available through the UIHC PET Imaging Center.

Micro Positron Emission Tomography (MicroPET) Equipment

The core operates two high-resolution microPET scanners.

Phillips Medical Systems MOSAIC

  • 3D small animal PET-only system
  • 2.0 mm FWHM transverse and axial resolution


  • Reconstructed resolution of 1.5mm FWHM at the center of FOV
  • Docks with the INVEON CT gantry
  • Results in an anatomical co-registered image
  • Provides attenuation correction
  • Cardiac and Respiratory gating available