PET Core
Director: Georges El Fakhri
Location: Blossom St., Edwards Basement and White II, Boston



 
 
Core Summary:

The PET Core Laboratory provides a full range of technical and professional services for the design and execution of programs using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

The PET Core Facility provides the required facilities and personnel on a per study basis to allow investigators to use PET without requiring them to acquire the needed special expertise and equipment.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director, PET Core & Co-Director, NMMI: Georges El Fakhri, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 726-9640
Fax: (617) 726-6165
Email: elfakhri@pet.mgh.harvard.edu

Other Senior Staff:

Director, NMMI: Thomas Brady, M.D.
Phone: ( 617) 726-8294
Fax: (617) 726-6165
Email: tom@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu.

Director, Radiochemistry Lab: Neil Vasdev, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 643-4736
Fax: (617) 726-6165
Email: vasdev@pet.mgh.harvard.edu

Manager, PET Production Chemistry: Daniel Yokell, Pharm.D.
Phone: (617) 643-7541
Fax: (617) 726-5123
Email: dyokell@partners.org

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core:

The cyclotron/radiochemistry component of the PET Core is located in the basement of the Edwards Building. The PET Research Imaging Laboratories consist of imaging cameras for human and large-animals imaging including a dedicated brain PET/CT and whole body PET, PET/CT and SPECT/CT on the MGH Main Campus, as well as a dedicated MicroPET/CT for animal imaging located at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Major Equipment:

  • Automated Radiochemical Synthesis Systems
  • PC4096 Large Bore PET Scanner
  • Exact HR+ Large Bore PET Scanner
  • E.cam (Siemens) SPECT Systems and Planar Gamma Cameras
  • Siemens PET/CT Scanner, Symbia SPECT/CT
  • NeuroPET/CT dedicated high sensitivity brain scanner
  • VISTA small animal micro PET/CT
Services:
  • Synthesis of Radiotracers and Radiopharmaceuticals for PET
  • Radiochemistry Development for PET
  • PET and SPECT animal, non-human primates and human imaging
  • Experimental Design and Pharmacokinetic Modeling for PET

 

FY14 User Fees (effective 10/1/13-9/30/14):


Service
Internal Fee: NIH-funded
Internal Fee: Industry-funded
External Fee: Non-Partners AMC and Non-profit
For-profit and Industry*

15O Gases Brain CBF Metabolism

$3,734.00

$5,601.00

$5,376.96

Please contact PET Core for rates

H2150 Blood Flow

$3,685.00

$5,528.00

$306.40

Please contact PET Core for rates

11C Compounds

$2,976.00

$4,464.00

$4,285.44

Please contact PET Core for rates

18F Compounds

$3,000.00

$4,500.00

$4,320.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

13NH3 Cardiac Blood Flow

$2,300.00

$3,450.00

$3,312.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

13N2 Lung Study up to 2 hours

$2,459.00

$3,689.00

$3,540.96

Please contact PET Core for rates

18F Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)

$2,074.00

$3,111.00

$2,986.56

Please contact PET Core for rates

Micro PET imaging only up to 2 hours

$410.00

$615.00

$590.40

Please contact PET Core for rates

Micro PET up to 2 hours

$800.00

$1,200.00

$1,152.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

13N2/13NH3 Saline/Aerosol

$3,744.00

$5,616.00

$5,391.36

Please contact PET Core for rates

18F Imaging only

$1,950.00

$2,925.00

$2,808.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

Phantom Imaging

$1,748.00

$2,622.00

$2,517.12

Please contact PET Core for rates

F18 dose human

$1,800.00

$2,700.00

$2,592.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

F18 dose non-human

$500.00

$750.00

$720.00

Please contact PET Core for rates

Saline Increment

$1,120.00

$1,680.00

$1,612.80

Please contact PET Core for rates

Validation

$23,666.00

$35,499.00

$34,079.04

Please contact PET Core for rates

 

Getting Started:

To access the core, please contact Chris Shambaugh at (617) 726-8353 or by email at cshambaugh@partners.org or other members of the senior staff listed above.

The services of the PET Laboratory are available to all users within the Partners system and to outside users as well. Research services are accessed through contact with the professional staff leading to formalization of a research plan and subsequent review by the Scientific Management Committee.

The PET Core has mechanisms available for pilot studies.

Clinical services are accessed by direct arrangement with the medical staff of the radiology department.

 

 
 
     
 

 

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