Development of 7-T MR-compatible TOF-DOI PET Detector and System Technology for the Human Dynamic Neurochemical Connectome Scanner

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
RFA-EB-17-003
2018
R01EB026995
Catana, Ciprian

Systems capable of simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are now available, but PET technology in these systems lacks the capability of tracking dynamic changes at high spatio-temporal resolution. Dr. Ciprian Catana and a team of investigators plan to develop a PET detector that can be successfully integrated with a 7-Tesla MRI scanner with high sensitivity and resolution. After designing and evaluating a scalable PET detector module, the group will investigate and address hardware challenges of developing high performance MR-compatible PET technology. The successful development of this novel PET technology will enable imaging of the human brain’s dynamic neurochemical connectome and significantly advance our understanding of human brain function, neurochemistry, and physiology.

 

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