Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center at the University of Pennsylvania was one of the first in the country. It was established in 1975 as a research facility for the study of human brain function. It continues to a leading biomedical research institution with a large program in basic and clinical PET research with investigational studies in:

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Cardiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Oncology

Since 1991, the PET Center has been applied increasingly to clinical studies, particularly for cancer patients. More than 5,000 PET studies are performed by the PET Center each year.