The PET Radiotracer Translation & Resource Center (PET-RTRC) develops and disseminates a broad portfolio of radiotracers used in preclinical and human imaging studies throughout the nation. As part of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, the PET-RTRC leverages extensive experience and expertise in radiotracer design and development to shorten preclinical timelines and facilitate first-in-man studies of new radiotracers designed to expand understanding of diseases.

About MIR

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) is a globally recognized center of imaging excellence and the academic radiology department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. MIR provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic patient-care services at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, Barnes-Jewish West County, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals, and Siteman Cancer Center, among others. In addition, MIR is an international leader in future-driven education and groundbreaking research that connects health science to health care.


The PET-RTRC (P41 EB025815) is a P41 application through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which is part of a network of Biomedical Technology Resource Centers (BTRCs). These Centers create critical and unique technology and methods at the forefront of their respective fields and apply them to a broad range of basic, translational and clinical research.