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Preclinical Nuclear Medicine

The techniques commonly used within the field of nuclear medicine are non-invasive methods for imaging of biochemical, morphological and physiological processes in vivo. X-ray computed tomography (CT) is commonly used for anatomical imaging, while nuclear imaging, such as Positron emission tomography (PET) and Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are used for molecular visualizations using biologically active compounds labelled with radionuclides. 

Our mission is to provide and develop methods for advanced imaging techniques within the field of nuclear medicine and µCT

Services

We can offer our users expertise within radiochemistry, radiation physics and implementation of animal models. We offer support in all stages of your research project including planning, sample preparation and optimization, image acquisition and image analysis. Our staff consists of well-experienced researchers with deep expertise across a wide range of advanced techniques within the field of preclinical nuclear medicine. 

Examples of studies that can be done:

  • Detection of tumours and metastases
  • Treatment response in oncology 
  • Tissue function and metabolism 
  • Cardiac and respiratory gated imaging 
  • Neuro imaging 
  • Drug pharmacokinetics
  • Ultra-high resolution anatomical imaging 

Equipment

The platform offers a fully equipped radiochemistry laboratory for preparation of radioactively labelled substances. We can label for example liposomes, antibodies and proteins all the way down to small molecules. In addition, we have an imaging lab with three different systems for in vivo and in vitro imaging systems:

  • µPET/CT
  • µSPECT/CT 
  • Ultra-high resolution µCT

For more detailed information please see techniques and equipment page.

Contact

Ritha Gidlöf. Image

Ritha Gidlöf
Laboratory Researcher / Radiochemist Platform responsible
Phone: 046-222 09 33
Mail: Ritha [dot] Gidlof [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Marie Sydoff. Image

Marie Sydoff
Associate researcher/Radiation Physicist, PET/SPECT/CT
Phone: 046-222 05 41
Mail: Marie [dot] Sydoff [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Irma Mahmutovic Persson

Irma Mahmutovic Persson
In vivo imaging Researcher PET/SPECT/CT
Phone: 073 683 95 62
Mail: irma [dot] mahmutovic_persson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Visiting Address

Lunds universitet
Biomedicinskt Centrum (BMC) D11
Klinikgatan 32, Lund
Sweden