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Brain Imaging Network (BIN)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Coimbra
Location
Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, PO: 3810-193 (Portugal)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Portugal
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Scientific Description
The Brain Imaging Network Core facilities are hosted at ICNAS/IBILI, University of Coimbra, and features a fully transnational biomedical research effort, from design of new molecular probes to human imaging of structure, chemistry and function with a focus on the human brain. BIN started its activities in 2008 and continues to operate as a mature imaging infrastructure facility. For enabling open access, BIN has a significant upgrade policy of the facility capacity.
BIN has 8 university research nodes and several European networks collaborating. BIN mission includes developing and exploiting new imaging technologies, and driving development of and access to state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation (MRI, EEG, TMS, PET, CT, (and combined approach).

Initiatives such as the Brain Imaging Network are instrumental to help solve the societal challenge of obtaining a sustainable health care systems, by helping to establish the use of the most updated imaging technologies to provide advanced diagnostics, in combination with better and more cost efficient treatment.

RI Keywords
Information technologies, Structural imaging, Functional imaging, Data mining, Whole body imaging, Cyclotron, Small animal imaging, Human brain imaging, Clinical trials, Radiochemistry, Spectroscopy
Classifications
RI Category
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Services
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Animal Imaging

Functional and molecular imaging.

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Animal Imaging

Functional, metabolic and structural imaging.

In Vivo Imaging

Functional, metabolic and structural imaging of body organs.

Training in Data Analysis

Short theoretical and practical courses. Personalized training with tutors.

Data Analysis

Running of analysis pipelines of multimodal data.

Psychophysiological Studies

Skin conductance, eye movement studies.

Radiopharmaceutical Production

Production of 11C and 18F based compounds for use in Neuroscience, Cardiology and Oncology Research.

Human Brain Imaging

Functional Brain Imaging, MMR Spectroscopy, Structural Brain Imaging, Connectivity studies.

Training in Data Acquisition

Defined training programmes, including short and medium term courses in advanced methodologies in neuroimaging.

Data Archiving

Storage, annotation and retrieval.

Human Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

Functional and molecular imaging.

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Data acquisition and analysis support.

Equipment
Radiochemistry Unit

Radiochemistry facility producing 18 FDG, 11C Raclopride, 11C Flumazenil.

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Scanner for Human Studies

Siemens Tim TRIO # Tesla Scanner.

Accelerometry

Magconcept device to measure limb motion.

Bioluminescence System

IVIS bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging system.

High Density EEG

128 channer recording device from Compumedics with Neuroscan software.

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) EEG Device

32 and 16 channel recording devices from Brain Products.

Olfactometry

Magconcept to delivery and measure olfactory responses.

Skin-Conductance Response (SCR) System

Psychophysiological Biopac recording system - Biopac MP 150.

SPECT scanners

5 GE Gamma Cameras (Millenium).

Cyclotron

11C and 18F production working cyclotron - 18/9 MeV IBA cyclotron.

AnimalPET

PET Sys system.

VR Facility

Virtual reality and motion capture systems provided by World Vizard and Ingevideo.

CT/PET Scanner

Gemini Phillips PET Scanner - whole-body PET/CT scanner with gated and list-mode acquisition and 16 slice CT.

Stimulus Delivery System

Visual, auditory stimulation devices from AVOTEC and NordicNeurolab, compatible with standard software.

EMG System

Psychophysiological Biopac recording system -Biopac MP 150.

High Resolution Eyetracking

500 Hz recording system form Sensorimotor Instruments , NordicNeurolab AS System and AVOTEC 4621.

Animal Magnetic Resonance (MR) System

9,4 Bruker MR Scanner.

Ocular Electrophysiology

Dyagnosys Flash and Multifocal ERG system.

Videotracking

MR compatible videotrackers.

Collaborations
Networks
Human Brain Project - International Consortium on Brain Imaging (HBP)
EuroBioimaging
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Date of last update: 14/12/2017