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Distributed Biomedical Imaging Network (ReDIB)

The Advanced Infrastructure for Translational Imaging (TRIMA) is located in the Carlos III National Cardiovascular Research Centre (CNIC) in Madrid and has the following units:

Molecular and Functional Imaging Unit: optical microscopy and fluorescence services .

Advanced Imaging Unit: MRI, CT, PET, MRI/PET, ultrasound and optical imaging (fluorescence and luminescence 2/3D). Nanotechnology lab, organic chemistry and radiochemistry. Preclinical and clinical areas.

High Performance Imaging Unit: High Content Screening (HSC).



The Platform for Molecular and Functional Imaging is located at the Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE) in San Sebastián.

Available equipment includes: cyclotron, radiochemistry lab equipped with synthesis modules and quality control equipment, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, high-field MRI (11.7 and 7 Tesla), fluorescence imaging and dedicated animal facility for small rodents.

The infrastructure has been designed, built and equipped to tackle longitudinal and multimodal pre-clinical projects and to develop applications in the area of Preclinical Molecular and Functional Imaging and Nanomedicine.


Imaging La Fe is located in the University and Polytechnic Hospital and the La Fe Sanitary Research Institute, in Valencia and has three main units:

Clinical Medical Image Unit for health care, which deals with advanced image acquisition and innovation techniques in humans, mainly through clinical trials and healthcare-based projects.

Preclinical Medical Imaging Unit (PREBI Experimental Radiology) for the study of small and large animals.

Biomedical Image Research Group (GIBI230) for the development of biomarkers of images and structured quantitative reports.



The Centro de BioImagen Complutense, BioImaC, has its headquarters in the building of the Multidisciplinary Institute of the Complutense University of Madrid. This Center is formed by the following units:

Cerebral Cartography Unit, which has microPET / CT and facilities for the housing of small animals, as well as an agreement in force between the company Curium Pharma Spain, S.A. and the UCM, for the use of the cyclotron (production of 18F) and radiochemistry laboratories for the synthesis of PET radiotracers.

Magnetic Resonance Unit, for carrying out imaging and in vivo spectroscopy studies on experimental animals (4.7T-diameter 40 cm, 1.0T-diam 7.6 cm, in self-service), and ex vivo spectroscopy (11.7T with probe HR-MAS).

Diagnostic Imaging Service, with access to veterinary diagnostic techniques, and in particular, MRI of large animals using 0.23T open magnet equipment, in addition to basic image services (ie, X-rays, ultrasound, fluoroscopy), all of which in the environment of the Veterinary Clinical Hospital of the UCM.