The Advanced Infrastructure for Translational Imaging (TRIMA) is located in the Carlos III National Cardiovascular Research Centre (CNIC) in Madrid and it includes 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 2D/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 it contains 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 Complutense BioImaging Center (BioImaC) is located on the Moncloa Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid. Its equipment dedicated to preclinical imaging includes:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment at three field strengths: 0.23T (open MRI, for large animals), 1T (7.6 cm diameter, with the possibility of direct use (self-service) by researchers), and 4.7T (40 cm diameter, for a wide versatility in the study of different experimental animals, and for in vivo spectroscopy); as well as ex vivo spectroscopy service of biopsies and semi-solid matrices at 11.7T (HR-MAS probe).
Micro PET/CT equipment and conventional veterinary diagnostic equipment (i.e., X-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy). In addition, there are facilities available for the housing of small experimental 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 (18F production) and radiochemistry laboratories for the synthesis of PET radiotracers.