The SHFJ is a research center dedicated to molecular and functional non-invasive imaging for clinical and preclinical research in oncology, neurology, neurodegenerative disease and psychiatry. The facility includes a nuclear medicine unit and is located in Orsay's Hospital area (near Paris).
<div class="ExternalClass0CEECC93DD5C417A9817D8E54EA099C7"><p>Molecular Imaging Research Center is a preclinical research installation created by the CEA and INSERM. This installation, consists of a group of platforms dedicated to the development of animal models pertinent to human diseases.</p></div>
NeuroSpin is a research center built to develop and validate neuroimaging using ultra-high Magnetic Field headed by Dr. Denis Le Bihan, a Member of the French Academy of Sciences. It was opened on January 1st 2007. The center is recognized as a large infrastructure, for biomedical imaging, such as the CERN in Genève. It is a shared imaging facility with unique imaging devices,. An 11.7T MRI scanner for human will be installed in 2016, one of the first in the world.
The Institute of Biomedicale Imaging take part in three projects: CATI, INUMAC project and Human Brain Project.
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Imaging of Neuro Disease using High Field MR and Contrastophores
The project Inumac (Imaging of Neuro disease Using high field MR and Contrastophores) or Iseult in french, is led by French-German consortium. It is aimed at pushing the frontiers of medical imaging using high field magnetic resonance and novel contrast agents and develops a unique MRI scanner for human imaging operating at 11.7T and its applications.
The project was initiated in 2006 with an overall budget of €200 million, including €80 million in public funding. The project is structured for five years and it involves the University of Freiburg (Germany), Siemens Medical Solutions (Germany), Bruker BioSpin GmbH (Germany), the French Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA, France), Guerbet (France) and Alstom (France).
To develop novel contrast agents (done in June 2012)
This project is a collaboration between two CEA's Divisons: DSV and DSM:
Strategic pilot: Denis Le BihanOperational pilot: Franck Lethimonnier
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.