The Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node

The Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node is a Euro-BioImaging Node in Finland that is a multimodal and multi-sited research infrastructure. It specializes in providing in vivo imaging technologies and services accessible in Espoo, Helsinki, Kuopio, and Turku, through the member facilities described below. The open access services of the Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node are open to national and international academic and industrial users.

The Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node operates in close collaboration with the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node. Together, the two Nodes form Euro-BioImaging Finland, which is on the Academy of Finland’s national roadmap for research infrastructures 2021-2024.

Partners of the Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node

Turku PET Centre

Turku PET Centre is one of the key players in the field of PET, MR, and CT imaging globally. It is jointly owned by three hosts, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and Turku University Hospital. Turku PET Centre is a national centre that provides diagnostic services for patients, conducts basic and applied multidisciplinary research, and offers contract research services for pharmaceutical and other healthcare industry. Turku PET Centre offers state-of-the art PET imaging facilities and expertise for both human and animal studies with a broad repository of PET tracers for various targets, providing opportunities for truly translational research.

Kuopio Biomedical Imaging Unit

Kuopio Biomedical Imaging Unit is a national centre for preclinical MRI in Finland. It provides cutting-edge facilities for small animal in vivo imaging and ex vivo MRI microscopy in different areas of basic and applied research. The strength of Kuopio Biomedical Imaging Unit is international level small animal MRI and strong combination of different imaging modalities together with the excellent quality and variety of different animal models, biotechnology and contrast molecule synthesis found at the University of Eastern Finland.

NEUROIMAGING Research Infrastructure

NEUROIMAGING Research Infrastructure is a joint consortium of Aalto University human neuroimaging facilities and Helsinki University Hospital BioMag Laboratory. NEUROIMAGING Research Infrastructure sites are world-recognized pioneers and developers of magnetoencephalography (MEG) since the early 1980’s, ranging from instrumentation to analysis methods, and from basic research to MEG’s first clinical applications. NEUROIMAGING Research Infrastructure serves as a hub for MEG training, research, and education nationally and internationally.

Helsinki in vivo Animal Imaging Platform

Helsinki in vivo Animal Imaging Platform at University of Helsinki offers diverse opportunities for multimodal imaging, including intravital imaging, whole-body optical imaging, ultrasound, in vivo µCT, and electrophysiology and behavioral measurement technologies under one roof in the Biomedicum Helsinki Research Center. It has excellent animal housing and tissue preparation facilities and additional research space for cell culture and tissue staining is also available. In addition, it hosts radiopharmaceutical chemistry and small animal SPECT/CT research facilities, and provides custom radiosynthesis of small molecule receptor ligands, biopharmaceuticals and nanomaterials based on user needs.