Turku PET Centre is a Finnish National Research Institute for the use of short-lived positron emitting isotopes in the field of medical research.
The Centre was established in 1970s and it got National status in 1996.
The functions of Turku PET Centre are based on the agreement between University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turku University Hospital.
All facilities are located in the University campus and clinics. The Centre consists of Accelerator Laboratory, Radiopharmaceutical chemistry laboratory, Preclinical and Clinical imaging laboratories.
Currently, the centre employs about 200 staff members and investigators from various research fields. The facilities utilize 4 cyclotrons, 26 hot cells for GMP and non-GMP tracer production, 3 PET/CT scanners, 1 brain PET scanner (HRRT), PET/MRI (3.0T), 2 animal PET/CT scanner and digital ultrasound systems. The most recent scanner is the total body PET/CT, Siemens Vision Quadra.
The Centre has two major functions, high quality scientific research and diagnostic service for the whole country.
The scientific research strategy of the Turku PET Centre involves six major topics: Cardiovascular and metabolic research, Brain research, Cancer research, Preclinical imaging and drug research, Data processing and image analysis and Radiochemistry research.
Collaboration between academia and pharma industry is active.
The studies are carried out together with basic scientists, dedicated physicists and radiochemists, experienced clinical investigators and other professionals.
Please, feel free to contact our personnel and investigators! We are happy to help you in your research.