Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT)

Address Edifício do ICNAS, Polo 3
Azinhaga de Santa Comba
3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
Platforms Imaging & Tracing

Brief description

CIBIT is a research unit devoted to translational research, hosted at ICNAS, University of Coimbra, Portugal. CIBIT is a leading institution in multimodal biomedical imaging and translational research, with a strong record in Cognitive, Translational and Clinical Neuroscience. Particular strengths include pre-clinical and clinical MR, PET and OCT, neurophysiology and molecular probe development for applications in Neuroscience, Cardiology and Oncology.

CIBIT leads the Brain Imaging Network and represents the Medical Imaging Branch of EU funded EuroBioimaging Network. CIBIT hosts the Medical imaging infrastructure for the National Roadmap, approved after international evaluation, which includes a large set of modalities (Cyclotron with 11C Radiochemistry for Molecular Imaging, PET/CT, 3T MR, TMS, fNIRS, EEG) all centralized at its central facility.

The range of CIBIT´s activities cover from translational research, using Molecular and Functional Imaging techniques, to basic and clinical research in neuroscience, including clinical trials. Its specialized radiochemistry unit can synthesize new compounds for molecular imaging in humans (and animals), using several tracers including 11C. Moreover, it has also the possibility of programming new MR imaging approaches taking advantage of the research collaboration with Siemens and interactions with centres such as John Hopkins Hospital, The Martinos Centre at Harvard Medical School and others. CIBIT shares patient databases of hundreds of participants (including Neurodevelopmental disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease) with several imaging modalities.