Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre

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Exterior of the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre.

The University of Manchester Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre (WMIC) is a purpose built facility designed to exploit the potential for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in oncology, neuroscience and psychiatry research. Based on the site of the Christie Hospital in Manchester, the Centre aims to pioneer clinical research and development in experimental medicine.

PET is a highly sensitive molecular imaging technique which enables researchers to measure pico-molar concentrations of radio-labelled molecules in subjects. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities including: a current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) hot cell laboratory, advanced high-resolution PET scanners, supporting chemical analysis laboratories and data analysis facilities.

The Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre is a research institute at the University of Manchester. Detailed planning for the Centre began late in 2000, following the award of a large capital grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The Centre began its program of clinical research work in June 2006 when it performed its first clinical body scan on a volunteer.

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Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 2°13′52″W / 53.43083°N 2.23111°W / 53.43083; -2.23111