Inveon/MicroPET core

Overview of Services


We have a Siemens Inveon imaging system (aka microPET) which provides small-animal PET, SPECT, and CT imaging on a common bed. PET resolution is ~1.5 mm, and field of view is 12 cm diameter x 12.7 cm axial, extendable with multi-bed mode. Images are fully quantitative and coregistered. CT component is a relatively slow step-and-shoot system with resolution down to at least 20 um.  The facility includes a dose calibrator for measuring dose, and a well counter and balance for measuring low activity samples such as blood, with both counters cross-calibrated to the PET.  Animal anesthesia, physiological monitoring, and heating is also available.  This is a core imaging service with hourly rates.

Hourly rates approved as of 8/1/2023
- self-use (unassisted): $69 internal, $82 external academic, $200 for-profit
- assisted:                   $132 internal, $155 external academic, $350 for-profit

Viewing the Inveon/PET/CT/SPECT calendar

To view the calendar, please click this Inveon/PET/CT/SPECT link. 

If you require additional information about the Inveon/PET/CT/SPECT, please email Paul Vaska, PhD at

If you are associated with Stony Brook University and you wish to schedule time on the calendar, you must have an account setup in ERAS with a valid fund number assigned to you. When you have your ERAS account set up, you may log in to access this site by clicking the green Login buttom on the top right of this page and clicking the "here" link to log in with your Stony Brook NetID, or click this link (direct login) to log into the Stony Brook University page to access all cores using the software at Stony Brook under the "list all cores" link.

Users external to Stony Brook, should click the sign-up button on the top right to register for an iLab account and then may log in using the Login button on the top right. When the login pop-up window appears, click the check box to login with iLab credentials.

Please use the tutorials below to learn more about how to use the software.



Paul Vaska, PhD

Facility Director

Tom Zimmerman, DVM

DLAR Director and Vet


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Mon. Fri. 9:00 - 17:00           

Main DLAR facility in BST
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Links and Resources

  1. Inveon User Manual (pdf)

Links to Software Tutorials

New Users: Logging In and Getting Started in iLab

Managing Lab Settings (for Lab Managers and PIs)

Making Service Requests

Making Equipment Reservations


Name Role Phone Email Location
Paul Vaska, PhD
Facility Director
HST 4-141
Lemise Saleh, Jaclyn Brunner
Scanner operator/tech
Psych A
Tom Zimmerman, DVM
DLAR Director and Vet
DLAR Main Office

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Inveon PET/CT/SPECT View calendar