About the Programme
Hybrid molecular imaging is a multimodality imaging exploiting the combination of PET/SPECT with MRI or CT. The information obtained has been shown to be more accurate in evaluating patients with known or suspected malignancy than either PET or CT alone or PET and CT obtained separately but interpreted together. This program will be conducted in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia through Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging as a training host. The centre is equipped with two patients’ suite, PET/CT equipment, hot laboratory facility inclusive of facility for teaching, training, research and academic activities. The Ministry of Higher Education mooted the idea of Centre of Excellence in Molecular Imaging and allocated RM15Mil in the 9th Malaysian Plan to erect the facility in the existing lab space. The centre has been in operation since April 2010. In the year 2015, a multi-parametric MRI 3.0 tesla system is deemed to be in full operational to complement the existing molecular imaging apparatus.