Positron Emission Tomography

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) group within the division of Bioimaging Sciences is dedicated to providing the highest quality of nuclear imaging research. With a new state of the art PET center, the research in our group is focused on advancing the interests of Yale clinicians, scientists, and students in molecular imaging research.

PET is a non-invasive diagnostic scanning technique that provides researchers and clinicians with visual images of organ function. PET scans can detect biochemical changes in body tissues before structural damage occurs from disease. This information allows clinicians to be proactive in their treatments and enables researchers to detect early biomarkers of disease that can aid diagnosis and advance drug development.