Neurological disease treatment and research institution Barrow Neurological Institute, in conjunction with Arizona State University (ASU), are expanding their suite of imaging tools with the addition of Cubresa’s BrainPET system.

The BrainPET is aimed at providing a higher PET spatial resolution and sensitivity than commercially available whole-body hybrid systems. A joint acquisition between Barrow Neurological Institute and ASU, the BrainPET scanner will reside at Barrow and will be used to support neurological research studies, adding simultaneous PET/MR imaging capability to their respective research programs.

“We were incredibly excited to learn about the capabilities of the Cubresa BrainPET,” says Chad Quarles, PhD, professor and chair, Division of Neuroimaging Research, and the director of the Barrow Neuroimaging Innovation Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute. “The integration of the BrainPET into our existing MRI system enables our researchers to simultaneously interrogate anatomic, physiologic and molecular features across a range of neurologic disorders, and we gain these features without having to purchase and create facilities for a new dedicated PET/MRI system.”

Cubresa’s Foundational Client Program is designed for world-leading, innovative brain research institutions who are seeking to enhance their brain-focused research activities with the addition of a novel BrainPET system, enabling simultaneous PET/MR imaging.

“We are extremely pleased that Barrow and ASU have joined Cubresa’s Foundational Client Program for our BrainPET system,” says James Schellenberg, PhD., Cubresa’s Founder and CEO. “We look forward to supporting their research activities through our technology and are excited to see the impact the BrainPET system will have on their respective research initiatives.”

Featured Image: The BrainPET is a PET insert for a 3T MRI scanner that provides simultaneous PET/MR imaging capacity.  Photo: Cubresa