Banner Alzheimer’s Institute ready to build imaging center

February 20, 2013

By hammersmith

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will use $16.3 million in grants and donations to construct an imaging center on its Phoenix campus that will be used for the treatment and research of Alzheimer’s disease as well as heart disease and cancer.

The new center will include a cyclotron and radiochemistry lab for research, along with PET, CT and MRI machines. The 18,000-square-foot center is expected to be used by members of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, which includes Arizona State University, the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the University of Arizona.

The center’s funding includes $9.2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and $7.1 million in private gifts. Eric Reiman serves as executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

For more information:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute culls $16.3M for imaging center”, Arizona Republic, 2/19/13