enables all the organs of the body to be imaged simultaneously and uses radiation 40 times more efficiently than existing scanners
is integrated with a low-dose x-ray CT scanner to also provide anatomic images when needed
A total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner that can image molecular targets and pathways with unprecedented sensitivity for biomedical research.
NIH has awarded a Transformative Research Award to develop EXPLORER, the world’s first total-body PET scanner
EXPLORER is a multi-institutional consortium established to design, develop and construct the world’s highest sensitivity positron emission tomography (PET) scanner.
The EXPLORER project is led by a multidisciplinary research team that includes the University of California at Davis, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The EXPLORER project is funded in part by a NIH/NCI grant and the UC Davis Research Investment in Science and Engineering Program. Electronics development is supported in part by a NIH/NIBB grant.