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 representing 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 larger 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 disease with emphasis on 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
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Respect and integrity


To maintain and promote the highest level of PET and MRI imaging 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.