The research group of the Department of Nuclear Medicine (Director: Prof. Markus Schwaiger) at the Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI) has built over the last 17 years a very productive and well funded research program at the Technische Universität München (TUM) focussing on multimodality imaging. The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Klinikum rechts der Isar includes one PET/CT scanner (Siemens mCT128) and one whole body PET/MR device (Siemens mMR). This innovative instrumentation has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2010 and was the first installation of a whole-body PET/MR in a clinic. In addition, a dedicated animal PET/CT scanner (Siemens Inveon) and a 7 T animal MR scanner (Agilent/GE, installation ongoing) are available for research in small animals. The department is equipped with a cyclotron (GE PETtrace880, 16 MeV) and a GMP radiopharmaceutical unit with 14 hot cells.
The group is involved in two aspects of the project: One activity being image generation and quantification for robust biomarker definition (WP 5), the other clinical application of TRIMAGE (WP 2 and WP 7).