CIBIT at a glance


Our mission includes basic and translational research, together with the development and exploration of new imaging technologies using state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation (MRI, PET EEG, TMS, OCT, CT, fNIRS) and combined modalities. Our leadership of initiatives such as the Brain Imaging Network are instrumental for the national scientific development and we focus on Clinical Neuroscience and Biomarker development approaches.

We represent the Medical Imaging Branch of EU funded EuroBioimaging Network. We host the Medical imaging infrastructure for the National Roadmap, approved after international evaluation, which includes a large set of modalities (Cyclotron with 11C Radiochemistry for Molecular Imaging, PET/CT, 3T MR, TMS, fNIRS, EEG) all centralized at our central facility at ICNAS of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Activities and collaborations

The range of our activities cover all the Medical Imaging workpackages of Eurobioimaging, from translational research using Molecular and Functional Imaging techniques to basic and clinical research in neuroscience, including clinical trials. Our specialized radiochemistry unit can synthesize new compounds for molecular imaging in humans (and animals), using several tracers including 11C. Moreover, we have also the possibility of programming new MR imaging approaches taking advantage of the research collaboration with Siemens and interactions with centres such as John Hopkins Hospital, The Martinos Centre at Harvard Medical School and others. We share patient databases of a few hundred subjects (including Neurodevelopmental disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease, with several imaging modalities). We do indeed already have several running clinical trial contracts and have research agreements with the industry.




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