Aomori Prefecture Quantum Science Center (QSC)



Research and development

PET/CT device

It is capable of easily producing a fusion image by superimposing a functional image produced by PET of human cells and their morphologic image produced by CT.

PET/MRI equipment

PET detects pathological lesions such as malignant tumors and provides functional images of circulatory organs, the brain, etc.
MRI is capable of imaging anatomical forms and structures.
Such functional images and imaged forms/structures are overlaid to correctly identify the positions of targets and assess them.

(top picture)PET/MRI Flex Scan
(bottom picture)Imaging of mouse brains by PET/MRI equipment

Radiopharmaceutical synthesizer

Various radioactive agent for PET diagnosis can be synthesized using positron-emitting radionuclides manufactured by a nuclear reaction in which a target substance is irradiated with protons/deuterons accelerated in the cyclotron.
A radiopharmaceutical synthesizer is to be installed in the hot laboratory. The laboratory has two rooms, a laboratory whose equipment specifications are capable of accommodating a GMP in the future and a laboratory equipped with equipment capable of multipurpose synthesis tests.
The FAST lab being introduced now is capable of synthesizing FDG used for tumor diagnosis, and VIZAMIYL, a very useful agent for amyloid imaging used for diagnosing Alzheimer-type dementia.

FAST lab
Examples of agents that can be synthesized at the QSC
Nuclides Labeled compounds
11C MP4A/Flumazenil/Choline/Methionine/3NMPB/NNC112/FLB457
13N NH3
15O O-gas/H2O