Specialized Resource C: Radiochemistry Core [1] Overview/Aims The Radiochemistry Core provides ICMIC investigators with resources for studies using radiotracers labeled with short-lived gamma-emitting radionuclides. Radiotracer methods such as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are expensive, technically complex, and require a combination of multidisciplinary resources that is hard for any individual investigator to establish or maintain. The Radiochemistry Core provides the cyclotron, radiochemistry laboratories equipped for handling of high levels of radioactive materials, and expertise in synthetic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry and radiotracer characterization, both in vitro and in vivo.
The specific aims of the Radiochemistry Core are to: ? Design, develop, and provide short-lived gamma-emitting radiotracers for in vitro and in vivo experiments. ? Develop and carry out radioanalytical procedures for in vitro and in vivo characterization of radiotracers. ? Provide guidance and consultation on selection of radiotracer methodology to biological investigations. ? Provide mentoring and education in radiochemistry and radiotracer methods.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50CA128323-05
Application #
8381583
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-SRRB-9)
Project Start
Project End
2014-08-31
Budget Start
2012-09-01
Budget End
2013-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$91,704
Indirect Cost
$31,958
Name
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
004413456
City
Nashville
State
TN
Country
United States
Zip Code
37212
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