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 10/01/2017):

Services Internal - Standard Internal - Industry External - Standard External - Industry
13N Ammonia $         3,764.48   $         5,646.71   $         5,420.84   Please contact PET Core for rate
13N2 PET GMP Production + Imaging $         2,678.80  $         4,018.20  $         3,857.47  Please contact PET Core for rate
13N2 PET Production + Imaging $         1,325.79   $         1,988.68   $         1,909.14   Please contact PET Core for rate
13 NH3 Cardiac Blood Flow $         3,567.11  $         5,350.67  $         5,136.65  Please contact PET Core for rate
18F FDG $         2,140.55   $         3,210.83   $         3,082.39   Please contact PET Core for rate
Other PET GMP Production + Imaging $         3,089.80  $         4,634.70  $         4,449.31  Please contact PET Core for rate
Other PET Production + Imaging $         2,284.27   $         3,426.40   $         3,289.35   Please contact PET Core for rate
PET Imaging Only (up to two hours) $         2,033.99  $         3,050.99  $         2,928.95  Please contact PET Core for rate
Additional Imaging Time  (per hour) $             431.20   $             646.80   $             620.93   Please contact PET Core for rate
Phantom Imaging $         1,416.25  $         2,124.37  $         2,039.40  Please contact PET Core for rate
F18 Compound Dose (No Imaging) $         2,032.82   $         3,049.23   $         2,927.26   Please contact PET Core for rate
Cyclotron Beam Time for Isotope Production (per hour) $             877.16  $         1,315.74  $         1,263.11  Please contact PET Core for rate
Micro PET Imaging Only (up to two hours) $             364.57   $             546.85   $             524.98   Please contact PET Core for rate
Micro PET Additional Imaging Hour $             104.66  $             156.99  $             150.71  Please contact PET Core for rate
Blood Processing $         1,021.20   $         1,531.80   $         1,470.53   Please contact PET Core for rate
Consent Charge $               91.37  $             137.06  $             131.57  Please contact PET Core for rate
CT $             973.10   $         1,459.65   $         1,401.26   Please contact PET Core for rate
IRB Renewal $         3,265.59  $         4,898.39  $         4,702.45  Please contact PET Core for rate
Kinetic Modeling $             994.80   $         1,492.20   $         1,432.51   Please contact PET Core for rate
Radionuclidic Purity Testing $             351.78  $             527.67  $             506.56  Please contact PET Core for rate
Regulatory Submission $         9,776.67   $       14,665.01   $       14,078.41   Please contact PET Core for rate
SALSA Generator Validation $         2,649.75  $         3,974.63  $         3,815.64  Please contact PET Core for rate
SPECT $         1,891.37   $         2,837.06   $         2,723.58   Please contact PET Core for rate
SPECT-CT $         2,284.27  $         3,426.40  $         3,289.35  Please contact PET Core for rate
Start-up Fee $         6,852.81   $       10,279.21   $         9,868.04   Please contact PET Core for rate
Technician Training / Site Qualification (per hour) $             283.25  $             424.87  $             407.88  Please contact PET Core for rate
Validation of Radiotracer for Animal Use $       14,185.31   $       21,277.97   $       20,426.85   Please contact PET Core for rate
Validation of Radiotracer for Human and NHP Use $       25,342.23  $       38,013.35  $       36,492.81  Please contact PET Core for rate
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Contact Us

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

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

For inquiries regarding our services and fees, please contact:
Ramsey El Fakhri, Financial Manager:
Phone: 617-724-7212
Email: relfakhri@mgh.harvard.edu


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.

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.