Cubresa’s NuPET™ arrived at the SNMMI 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego
Reveal disease & therapeutic mechanisms with simultaneous molecular & functional imaging
Would you like to be empowered with simultaneous multimodal molecular & functional preclinical imaging? Would you like to combine PET with the soft tissue contrast and functional imaging capabilities of MRI — at the same time, under identical physiological conditions?
At this year’s SNMMI exhibition, Cubresa showed how our NuPET™ MR-compatible PET scanner can add new insights to your preclinical research and boost confidence in your data.
With simultaneous PET/MRI acquisition, registration errors that occurred even when an animal is moved just a few feet from one scanning system to another are eliminated. Oncology and cardiology experiments involve respiratory and cardiac motion, and in neuroscience, physiological changes within the brain can occur rapidly. Having two highly complementary, spatially and temporally registered data sets is ideal for revealing the complex relationships between in vivo processes.
With NuPET, PET/MRI acquisition workflow is simplified and animal throughput is increased. Total scan time can be significantly reduced and the cumulative stress on fragile, sometimes older animals can be lessened. Since anesthesia impacts many important physiological parameters like cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in a dose-dependent way, less anesthesia exposure can also reduce the risk of spurious experimental outcomes and could reduce the number of animals needed to reach statistically meaningful conclusions.
Designed to offer small animal imaging facilities maximum PET imaging flexibility and utilization, NuPET’s compact footprint lets it be used for standalone PET imaging in the morning, and wheeled into an MRI room in the afternoon to be ready in minutes for simultaneous PET/MRI studies.
Ask us how we can provide you with an invaluable new tool for your research, combining the tremendous molecular sensitivity of PET with an existing MRI system.