Technologies and facilities

The Center for Molecular Imaging houses imaging laboratories for Positron Emission Tomography, Computed Tomography, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, digital autoradiography, optical-fluorescence/bioluminescence techniques and nanotechnology imaging. The center also houses laboratories for radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology and animal imaging, as well as dedicated facilities for PET and CT clinical research. MRI is conducted through a partnership with the VCU Department of Radiology’s Division of Radiation Physics.

Through its close collaboration with the Department of Pathology, CMI has access to facilities such as gene profiling, sequencing, proteomic mass spectrometry and other genomic infrastructure.

CMI is also closely linked — both in terms of service and collaborative research — to IBA Molecular, which provides cyclotron core facilities for radioisotope production.