Animation of the 3D images of a mouse obtained with the multimodal small animal PET/SPECT/CT developed by the I3M Group of Detectors for Molecular Imaging (Courtesly of W. Matthew Leevy, Ph.D., Director of Biological Imaging, University of Notre Dame).

Group of Detectors for Molecular Imaging

The I3M Group of Detectors for Molecular Imaging is involved on the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of molecular signatures of diseases in humans and small laboratory animals. Our main interest is focused on design and development of new devices that efficiently image radiation emissions in the form of annihilation of positrons (Positron Emission Tomography, PET) and single emitted gamma rays, both in Tomography (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, SPECT) and 2D planar imaging (Gamma Camera). Development of x-ray Computed Tomography devices for pre-clinical (small animal) imaging studies are also covered by our group.The goals of our research are to design devices beyond the current state-of-the–art instrumentation, in terms of sensitivity, spatial, energy, and temporal resolutions.The algorithms developed by our group aim to provide the best achievable image quality with the available data in the most efficient way in terms of computing time and quantitative accuracy.

Contact

e-mail: DIMgroup [arroba] i3m.upv.es


First gamma camera prototype developed by the group (year 2002).

LYSO scintillator crystal coupled to a SiPM matrix currently under development by the group, for future PET/RM devices.

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