PET Imaging of Human Subjects, and Large and Small Animals at MGH



The MGH Gordon PET Core provides investigators with required personnel, equipment, and services to design and conduct research studies using positron emission tomography. Our services include:
  • Synthesis of radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals
  • PET and SPECT animal and human imaging
  • Experimental design and pharmacokinetic modeling
  • Validation and regulatory submission of compound for human use
The Core has synthesized over 20 compounds for clinical evaluation and routine use for neurology, cardiology and oncology. In addition, it has pioneered the use of 18F Tau imaging agents for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injuries.

List of Radiopharmaceuticals Available for Human and Animal Use

 

User Fees (effective 10/01/2016):

Service Internal Fee Partners - Standard Internal Fee Partners- Industry External Fee - Academic External Fee - Industry
11C Compounds - no QC  $       1,983.00  $       2,974.00  $      2,855.52  Please contact PET Core for rate 
11C Compounds - QC  $       3,065.00  $       4,597.00  $      4,413.60  Please contact PET Core for rate
13N2 Lung Study - no QC  $       1,451.00  $       2,176.00  $      2,089.44  Please contact PET Core for rate 
13N2 Lung Study - QC  $       2,532.00  $       3,798.00  $      3,646.08  Please contact PET Core for rate
13N2/13NH3 Saline/Aerosol  $       3,708.00  $       5,562.00  $      5,339.52  Please contact PET Core for rate 
13NH3 Cardiac Blood Flow  $       3,904.00  $       5,856.00  $      5,621.76  Please contact PET Core for rate
15O Gases Brain CBF Metabolism  $       2,769.00  $       4,153.00  $      3,987.36  Please contact PET Core for rate 
15O Water Brain Blood Flow  $       2,716.00  $       4,074.00  $      3,911.04  Please contact PET Core for rate
18F Compounds - no QC  $       2,008.00  $       3,012.00  $      2,891.52  Please contact PET Core for rate 
18F Compounds - QC  $       3,090.00  $       4,635.00  $      4,449.60  Please contact PET Core for rate
18F dose - no QC  $          978.00  $       1,467.00  $      1,408.32  Please contact PET Core for rate 
18F dose - QC  $       1,854.00  $       2,781.00  $      2,669.76  Please contact PET Core for rate
18F FDG - QC  $       2,136.00  $       3,204.00  $      3,075.84  Please contact PET Core for rate
18F Imaging only  $       2,008.00  $       3,012.00  $      2,891.52  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Blood processing  $          995.00  $       1,492.50  $      1,432.00  Please contact PET Core for rate
Consent charge  $          100.00  $          150.00  $         144.00  Please contact PET Core for rate 
CT angiography  $       1,606.00  $       2,409.00  $      2,312.64  Please contact PET Core for rate
Cyclotron beam time (per hour)  $          721.00  $       1,081.00  $      1,038.24  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Imaging time only, no compound (up to one hour)  $          401.00  $          602.00  $         577.44  Please contact PET Core for rate
IRB renewal  $       3,574.00  $       5,361.00  $      5,146.56  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Kinetic analysis  $       1,004.32  $       1,506.48  $      1,446.22  Please contact PET Core for rate
Micro PET imaging only (up-to-2 hrs)  $          350.00  $          525.00  $         504.00  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Micro PET including radiotracer (up-to-2 hrs)  $          824.00  $       1,236.00  $      1,186.56  Please contact PET Core for rate
MicroPET additional hour  $          103.00  $          154.00  $         148.32  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Pass-through  $          128.00  $          192.00  $         184.32  Please contact PET Core for rate
Phantom Imaging  $       1,550.00  $       2,325.00  $      2,232.00  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Radionuclidic Purity Testing  $          384.00  $          576.00  $         552.96  Please contact PET Core for rate
Regulatory Submission  $     10,570.00  $     15,855.00  $   15,220.80  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Saline Increment  $       1,081.00  $       1,621.00  $      1,556.64  Please contact PET Core for rate
SALSA generator validation  $       2,884.00  $       4,326.00  $      4,152.96  Please contact PET Core for rate 
SPECT  $       2,060.00  $       3,090.00  $      2,966.40  Please contact PET Core for rate
SPECT-CT  $       2,150.00  $       3,225.00  $      3,096.00  Please contact PET Core for rate
Start-up fee  $       7,416.00  $     11,124.00  $   10,679.04  Please contact PET Core for rate
Technician training / Site qualification (per hour)  $          309.00  $          463.00  $         444.96  Please contact PET Core for rate 
Validation of radiotracer for animal use  $     15,450.00  $     23,175.00  $   22,248.00  Please contact PET Core for rate
Validation of radiotracer for Human and Non-Human Primate use  $     22,660.00  $     33,990.00  $   32,630.40  Please contact PET Core for rate 

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

 
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Contact Us

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

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


We always commit our best efforts to successfully complete scheduled studies. However, given the very nature of many PET studies that rely on manufacturing of the radiopharmaceutical and in vivo imaging, we cannot cover costs associated with uncompleted studies due to equipment failure or circumstances outside of our control.