Center for Advanced Imaging


The Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI) at WVU was established to provide superior radiological services via a rare integration of clinical imaging with research and development. Based in the Health Sciences Center, the CAI is a 20,000 square-foot clinical and research imaging facility. The Center currently scans both clinical patients and research subjects with clinical PET/CT and MRI scanners, in
addition to an animal scanner and breast PET/CT scanner built by the Department’s instrumentation group. The facility also includes a cyclotron and radiochemical laboratory capable of producing common PET radionuclides ( 18 F, 11 C and 13 N). Small animal PET imaging is available with a system developed at WVU. In addition, a BeaQuant-S autoradiography system is available to make 2D images of the distribution of a beta-emitting material in biological samples.


  • Siemens Biograph mCT PET/CT Scanners (x2)

  •  Breast PET/CT Scanner

  • GE Medical Systems PETtrace Cyclotron

  • Siemens Medical Systems 1.5T Aera MRI

  • BeaQuant-S Autoradiography System

  • Small Animal PET Imager



Ray Raylman, PhD | | (304) 293-1973


Please remember to acknowledge support for the CAI in all your publications:

Imaging was performed in the West Virginia University Center for Advanced Imaging which has been supported by the WVU Department of Radiology, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the US Department of Energy and NIH grants R21CA82752, R01CA94196, R01EB007349, R01EB023888, R01CA248492.

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