University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre
The Cambridge Molecular Imaging group is a partnership of basic scientists in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (John Clark: PET, Franklin Aigbirhio: Radio-Chemistry, Tim Fryer: PET Physics, Adrian Carpenter: MRI, Guy Williams: computing) and the University departments of Physics (Richard Ansorge: PET/MRI) and Chemistry (F Leeper), together with Clinical Researchers and Biomedical scientists in the University and Clinical School. Studies range from small animals translating to man, with special reference to head injury and stroke (John Pickard: Neurosurgery, David Menon: Anaesthetics, Jean-Claude Baron: Neurology) cardiovascular disease (Peter Weissberg: Medicine, Anthony Davenport: Clinical Pharmacology).
This highly multidisciplinary group have expertise in PET scanner modelling, reconstruction, MR data analysis, image fusion, lesion detection, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion imaging, and ligand development. The group has access to a GE Cyclotron, GE Advance PET camera, GE PETrace chemistry, Bruker S300 3T wholebody MRI, Concorde MicroSystems P4 microPET, and are constructing the first high-resolution PET/MRI scanner based on a novel 1T 360mm bore split pair magnet. The group receives funding from the UK MRC, EPSRC, BHF, and Wellcome Trust.