UVA to Unveil High-Tech Medical Imaging Research Center

November 14, 2017 by daf4a@virginia.edu   |   Leave a Comment

UVA Radiology Research Ribbon Cutting and Open House – All are Invited

November 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fontaine Research Park, Snyder Building | 480 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

 

The University of Virginia Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging will dedicate a medical imaging research center that will enhance UVA’s world-class research program and assist in developing new imaging techniques to provide personalized care for many conditions, including brain injuries, cancer and heart disease.

The center features advanced imaging equipment, including a leading-edge MRI scanner, a PET-CT scanner and a microPET/SPECT/CT scanner, plus a radiochemistry lab.

The radiochemistry lab is developing radiopharmaceuticals, which are small radioactive agents that enable radiologists to create images of the body at the molecular level. This could lead to real-time diagnoses of a variety of diseases. An example is traumatic brain injuries such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a brain injury found in many football players – that now can only be identified after a patient’s death.

Drs. Rick Shannon and David Wilkes will be giving remarks at 6:00pm.

Please email any questions to rsvpradiology@virginia.edu

 

 

Comments (1)

  1. Jenny O says:

    This is great news. One of the amazing technological advancements in medical field is CMMS that can help in Preventive Maintenance and that is exactly what BME Assistor does.

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