INFINITY is the pre-clinical core imaging facility of Ghent University providing multi-modality imaging services to departments of Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and the industry.
Research and clinical axes & activities
The lab houses a wide range of state-of-the-art pre-clinical imaging devices for non-invasive in-vivo imaging of laboratory animals. The following imaging technologies are available: positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), and optical imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging). Next to these imaging modalities, INFINITY also houses a micro-irradiator for small animal precision image-guided radiotherapy.
INFINITY has collaborations with several departments of Ghent University and the Ghent University Hospital. One of the major research domains of INFINITY is multi-modality imaging in cancer research.
INFINITY is located at the campus of the Ghent University Hospital. The lab is part of the Medical Imaging and Signal Processing (MEDISIP) research group that forms a part of the Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBiTech), where two research groups work closely together for the development and optimization of medical technologies and applications.