Brain Mapping Lab
 Brain  Mapping  Lab


Within the Brain Mapping Lab, all the PET and CT (Computed tomography) images are acquired using the Albira ARS II scan. 


Moreover, several molecules are available as PET radiotacers like 18FDG, 18FMiso, 18FNa or 18F-Dopa.



Fluorodeoxyglucose [18F] FDG is a glucose analog used in medical imaging. The uptake of 18FDG by tissues is correlated with tissue metabolism. 


In the Brain Mapping Lab, we use 18FDG for studying the metabolism of the brain, heart or brown adipose tissue (BAT) in rats and mice.



Fluoromisonidazole (18FMiso) is a very useful PET radiotracer, used to assess hypoxia in tissues (tumors and ischemic stroke tissue)





18F-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) is an analog of L-Dopa, and is used to trace the dopaminerge areas in the brain (striatum).



18F-MppF is a radiotracer that is used to measure serotonin receptors in the brain.





18-FNa tracer allows to evaluate bones.




Paseo Juan XXIII 1
28040 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 394 3237 +34 91 394 3237
Fax: +34 91 394 3279
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Public transport


Line 6

Nearest stations:

Metropolitano (10 min walk)
Ciudad Universitaria (15 min walk)




Lines C1 or C2

Nearest stops:

Isaac Peral-Julian Romea



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