Werner Siemens Imaging Center
Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
The Werner Siemens Imaging Center (WSIC) is situated in the department for Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy in Tübingen, Germany. The imaging center is internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary research which not only focuses on preclinical imaging in the fields of oncology, neurology, immunology, cardiology, and virology, but also in the development of novel detector systems for in vivo imaging applications.
One of the most distinctive developments at the imaging center has been its pioneering development of a combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) device. This imaging device has recently been translated into the clinics.
The WSIC boasts a well-equipped laboratory which includes several imaging devices: 2 dedicated small animal PET scanners, a combined SPECT/CT system, a 7T MRI with PET insert, and Optical Imaging systems. The laboratory is equipped with all necessary cell culture and histology labs as well as onsite animal housing and surgery rooms. The in-house radiopharmacy unit is equipped with a cyclotron for the production of radioactive isotopes and can synthesize a number of radiotracers.
Additional information about the WSIC: http://www.preclinicalimaging.org