The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Core Laboratory is chaired by Barry Siegel, MD, from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. The laboratory provides support related to PET technology for ACRIN clinical research and projects sponsored by other entities. A major development has been its involvement in establishing quantitative endpoints for imaging trials and standardized procedures for imaging acquisition and analysis.

PET imaging capabilities include:

  • Site qualification for imaging
  • Procedures and methods for image acquisition and reconstruction
  • Image acquisition and transmission support
  • Clinical image quality assurance and quality control
  • Image archive, review, and access
  • Methods of qualitative and quantitative data acquisition
  • Centralized reader studies

Learn More About ACRIN Trials Using PET Technology

Go to the Protocol Summary Table to identify which ACRIN trials involve PET or PET/CT imaging. Further information about any of these trials can be found by linking to the protocol-specific contents.