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50 Years of PET Imaging History Meets the Future

Fifty years after the installation of the first cyclotron at MGH, the Gordon Center perpetuates the PET imaging research tradition of the hospital with the support of two generations of researchers including some of the earliest pioneers who are still working at our center.

FDA Approves First Use of Tracer-QC at Gordon Center

Radiopharmaceutical company Trace-Ability, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved the first use of its solution, Tracer-QC, for release testing Ammonia N-13 Injection at the MGH Gordon Center PET Core. Tracer-QC automates the positron emission tomography (PET) tracer release testing process, which the company says is known for its complexity. “Despite the clear value of […]

Research Agreement Signed with Cerveau Technologies

Cerveau Technologies Inc. signed an agreement with the MGH Gordon Center to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. NFTs made up of aggregated tau protein are a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

2018 Human Amyloid Imaging Conference

The 12th Human Amyloid Imaging Conference will take place in Miami, Florida on January 17-19, 2018.
Dr. Keith Johnson is organizing the event with the help of co-organizers Dr. Bill Klunk (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Chet Mathis (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Bill Jagust (University of California, Berkeley).
The conference includes podium and poster presentations on cutting edge research into biomarkers for Alzheimer’s-related disease.

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