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Research Overview

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) enables investigators to measure a wide range of in vivo physiology in human beings and laboratory animals with a non-invasive research tool. PET imaging research at Yale focuses on the development and applications of new tracer kinetic modeling methods and algorithms for PET image reconstruction and image quantification. PET radiochemistry research concentrates primarily on the development of new short half-lived radiopharmaceuticals and applying them towards investigation of biochemical transformations and drug mechanisms in primates and humans.