Turku PET Centre is a Finnish National Research Institute for the use of short-lived positron emitting isotopes in the field of medical research. The Centre was established in 1970s and it got National status in 1996.
The core functions of Turku PET Centre are based on the agreement between University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turku University Hospital. All facilities are located in the University campus and clinics. The Centre consists of Accelerator Laboratory, Radiopharmaceutical chemistry laboratory, Preclinical imaging laboratory and PET imaging laboratory.
Currently, the centre employs more than 110 staff members and investigators from various research fields. The facilities utilize 3 cyclotrons, 19 hot cells for GMP level tracer production, 6 PET or PET/CT scanners, 1,5 T MRI, PET/MRI (3.0T) and digital ultrasound systems. Two of the scanners are dedicated animal systems.
The Centre has two major functions, high quality scientific research and diagnostic service for the whole country. The scientific research strategy of the Turku PET Centre involves four major topics: Cellular energy metabolism, Neurotransmission, Preclinical imaging and drug research and Radiochemistry research. Collaboration between academia and pharma industry is active. The studies are carried out together with basic scientists, dedicated physicists and radiochemists, experienced clinical investigators and other professionals.
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