The microPET system is a (CTI/Siemens; Knoxville/TN) is available for small animal and patient imaging studies. It is equipped with a 22 cm diameter bore size, and a 7.6 cm axial field of view. The pixel size obtainable is 1.5 mm x 1.5 mm x 10 mm with a less than or equal to 1.3 mm resolution at the center of the field of view. Image processing, viewing and fusion software is provided in-house using commercially available software.
The Inveon is a preclinical imaging platform, providing integrated small animal PET, SPECT and CT imaging and analysis (CTI/Siemens; Knoxville/TN) that is available for small animal imaging studies. It is equipped with a 10 cm diameter bore size, and a PET resolution of 1.4 mm resolution at the center of the field of view. The CT resolution is 20 um with the variable focus X-Ray source and 40 um with the standard source. The SPECT resolution is 2 mm in-plane. The Inveon provides a common platform enabling acquired data to be processed smoothly and efficiently. Post-processing allows for multimodality image review, fusion, and analysis.