BMIC - our offer

Brain Molecular Imaging Centre (BMIC) is a core facility (CF) for molecular imaging of the brain and peripheral organs using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). BMIC provides expertise and competence for brain imaging PET studies in human subjects and non-human primates (NHPs). BMIC supports academic and contract research studies with focus on psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychopharmacology and cancer.

BMIC also provides broader expertise in study design, image and data analysis and performance of molecular PET imaging studies supporting drug development programs in other research and therapeutic areas.

Our services

PET Scan

We offer Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans with two different types of PET scanners.

PET images are always tomographic, meaning that PET scanner acquires 3D volumetric data.  A single set of 3D data is often referred to as a Static PET scan. Static images, as the name imply, gives information of the average uptake of radioactivity in the imaged region under a finite time; Hence, no information regarding the kinetics in that specific region can be extracted. Dynamic 3D PET (4D PET) acquisitions are performed to obtain time dependent parameters needed for modelling of tissue kinetics.

PET Scanners

The core facility has two different PET Scanners, the GE Discovery MI 5 PET/CT and the MultiScan™ LFER  150 (Large Field of view Extreme Resolution).

BMIC equipment: PET/CT camera
GE Discovery MI 5 PET/CT at BMIC, BioClinicum. Photo: BMIC

GE Discovery MI 5 PET/CT

The GE Discovery MI 5 PET/CT is a whole body PET system designed for increased field of view to enable exceptionally high sensitivity allowing AI, deep learning image reconstruction.


  • Transaxial/axial field-of-view (FOV): 70/25 cm
  • Detector crystals: LYSO (3.95 x 5.3 x 25 mm)
  • Spatial resolution: ~ 2-5 mm; Sensitivity: ~ 22 cps / kBq

MultiScan™ LFER 150 PET/CT

BMIC equipment: PET/CT camera
GE Discovery MI 5 PET/CT at BMIC, KM-F. Photo: BMIC

MultiScan™ LFER 150 PET/CT (Mediso Medical Imaging Systems, Hungary) is a pre-clinical PET system dedicated for animal imaging with exceptional spatial resolution for quantitative analysis of small structures.


  • Gantry opening: 26 cm
  • Transaxial/axial field of view 20/15 cm
  • Detector crystal: LYSO (1.51 x 1.51 x 10 mm)
  • Spatial resolution: ~ 1 mm; Sensitivity: 64.7 kcps @ 128 MBq

Image Processing

BMIC provides support for specialised image and data analyses. BMIC utilizes a variety of in-house developed, open source and commercial analyses pipelines for image processing and pharmacokinetic modelling.

Please contact us for a discussion on the need for support in your research project.


As our services are dependent of multiple factors affecting the prizing we ask you to contact us for the rates of your specific needs.