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ISMRM 2017 in Honolulu

Come see Cubresa’s NuPET™ in Booth 125 at the ISMRM 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Honolulu

Reveal disease & therapeutic mechanisms with simultaneous molecular & functional imaging

We certainly enjoyed our time at this year’s International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Honolulu, April 22 to 27, 2017 where we showcased our NuPET™ in-bore PET scanner for existing pre-clinical MRI systems.

The NuPET scanner enables simultaneous PET and MR imaging within your existing MRI system. Solid-state SiPM detectors optimized for in vivo PET imaging of small-animal subjects in the industry’s most compact form factor deliver high-performance without compromising your MRI’s capability. Get the quantitative data you’re looking for in applications such as:

  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Inflammation

Here are the winners of our raffle in Booth 125 for a $100 Amazon gift card and several other smaller prizes. Thank you for entering and we hope that we enjoyed your time at ISMRM as much as we did.

Even if we missed you in Honolulu, you can 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, and helping to translate innovative new therapies to the clinic.


There is an official Riding the Wave blog by ISMRM. But we also have questions about Honolulu answered by our resident native son, Ross Nakatsuji:

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I can offer my own personal favorites, but happily defer to our state’s authority on matters of cuisine, Honolulu Magazine’s annual awards for the best restaurants in the state. I personally love the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk in the Ala Moana shopping center. It’s modeled after a real town in Japan, Monzen-machi and features a huge variety of food in a wonderful atmosphere.

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Don Quijote is without question the most ‘local’ place to shop: I grew up two blocks away when the quirky place was known as Holiday Mart and then Daiei. Then it’s a matter of what you want to bring back. For snacks you can go to your local Longs Drug (now owned by CVS), Foodland, or even Safeway. For high-end shopping, Ala Moana, one of the world’s largest open-air malls, is near Waikiki. Speaking of Ala Moana, don’t miss the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk. It is a great place to have lunch as a visitor or as a local.

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On the East side of Oahu there is a relatively isolated beach called Halona Beach Cove that is worth seeking out. It is past Hawaii Kai when driving from Honolulu and not quite to Makapu’u Lighthouse, both great places themselves. I suppose now that this ‘hidden’ beach is on Yelp, it’s not so hidden! But 4-1/2 stars out of 5 makes it worth visiting. For you physically fit folks, there is an abandoned but still-used railway up the side of Koko Head Crater on the east side of Oahu in Hawaii Kai. I’ve done the hike many times and it is worth it, especially during the holiday season when there is a Christmas tree and presents at the top!

On the North Shore, fans of the TV series Lost, can explore the places where many scenes were filmed. Many fans have posted directions online, where you can also find some of the best surfing spots in the world.

On the west side of Oahu, Waimea Valley is a must-see. Scenes from Lost were filmed there and bird-watchers and those that love exotic plants could spend the whole day there.

On the Windward side, there is the breathtaking Kuliouou Trail. The trail is one among many that take you along the Ko’olau Range, offering spectacular views, especially when making along knife-edge paths (yes, be careful and try not to go alone).

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It is similar to flying from New York to Boston or from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and in some cases is just a take-off followed immediately by a landing! Check out Hawaiian Airlines and small upstart Mokulele Airlines.

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You might have heard what we call Pidgin English, a sort of mixing pot of Hawaiian and all the other languages our immigrant population use. Try listening for traces of your own language. Chances are, there is something familiar there. Linguistically it is fascinating. Since I’ve been living on the US East Coast most of my life, I’ve lost the ability to speak it well, but I can certainly hear it, understand it, and appreciate it.

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