The PET-MR Imaging Research Centre at the University of British Columbia  was created through a CFI grant and philanthropic donations. It represents an expansion and continuation of the UBC PET Imaging Centre, a joint UBC/TRIUMF PET imaging program dedicated primarily to imaging research in Parkinson’s disease and neurodegeneration.

The PET-MR center now comprises a GE PET/MR Signa, a Siemens High Resolution Research Tomograph, a GE Advance and a Siemens preclinical Focus 120 and is part of the larger Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite which further houses a state-of-the art Philips 3T scanner and an EEG facility. The centre is entirely dedicated to research studies.

Our Mission

  • To use advanced, multi-modal imaging techniques to further our understanding of brain function in healthy aging and as affected by diseases including Parkinson’s, Dementia, Mood Disorders, Addiction and Multiple Sclerosis
  • To translate research into clinical practice to improve management of brain disease
  • To education the next generation of inter-disciplinary scientists

Core values

  • Innovation in medicine, basic science and technology
  • Improving quality of life through better understanding of brain disease mechanisms
  • Education
  • Collaboration
  • Respect and integrity


To maintain and promote the highest level of neuroimaging expertise and innovation to accelerate the internationally recognized cutting edge neuroimaging research at UBC and in British Columbia in its quest for solutions to the devastating impact of brain disease.