Register: How to access Australia’s first research-dedicated Total-Body PET

Imaging to understand whole-body processes such as novel drug interactions during therapeutic development will soon be accessible through Australia’s first research-dedicated Total Body PET (TB-PET).

The Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility at The University of Sydney, in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and the National Imaging Facility (NIF), is establishing a Total Body PET facility in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital.

TB-PET can be used to capture molecular processes from all organs simultaneously. The high-performance instrument can be used to study diseases that affect the entire body and build a better picture of complex processes such as ageing, metabolism, brain signalling and drug interactions.

Due to its exquisite sensitivity, it also has the potential to use much lower radiation doses compared to conventional PET scanners, making it safe to scan children, healthy volunteers, and to scan patients repeatedly to better understand disease progression and treatment effects.

TB-PET is accessible for research studies through Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility, the University of Sydney Node of the National Imaging Facility. For more information, contact Dr Georgios Angelis.

Webinar details

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEST
Tuesday 4 April 2023 
Register via Eventbrite here.

In this first webinar:

  • The Director of Sydney Imaging, Prof Fernando Calamante, will introduce the new facility, the operational model and the available resources to all researchers across Australia
  • Prof Steve Meikle will provide an overview of Total Body PET technology and explain how the new facility will fit within the existing clinical research imaging landscape
  • Amanda Hammond, Molecular Imaging Product Manager at Siemens Healthcare, will present an overview of the technical specifications and capabilities of the new Biograph Vision Quadra TB-PET system set to be installed.
  • The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.