PET research unit
The PET research unit is a center dedicated to the molecular imaging with positron emitter tracers, created jointly in 2010 by the Hospital and the University of Bordeaux on the site of Xavier Arnozan hospital in Pessac. Since 2011, this unit is a core team of laboratory of excellence TRAIL. The centre, under the responsibility of Professor Philippe Fernandez, hosts a team of a dozen people from different departments and conducts imaging research in the CNRS laboratory INCIA (UMR 5287) directed by Jean-René Cazalets. Our expertise is based on participating to multicentric clinical trials promoted by academic structures (hospital, university) or industrial partners, developing and conducting clinical trials in oncology and neurology fields with commercial tracers or tracers without market authorization (in situ synthesis)and developing and validating new radiopharmaceuticals (synthesis of specific peptides, development of new methods for fast synthesis of tracers radiolabeled with gallium 68).