University of Coimbra - Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health

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Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health

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The Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS) is an organic research unit at the University of Coimbra, a multidisciplinary nature, whose main objectives are:

  • Develop scientific research, implement new techniques for basic and clinical research in the field of nuclear technologies applied to health and disseminate scientific advances achieved in its intervention area;

  • Provide specialized health services in the field of biomedical applications of radiation;

  • Promote interdisciplinarity, exploring the possible links between the scientific fields involved in its activity;

  • Develop at national and international cooperation between research organizations, education and health care in the areas of science that is dedicated.

The ICNAS is a complete unit of Nuclear Medicine, Clinical encompassing a unit equipped with 4 Gamma Cameras and PET / CT and even a production unit consisting Laboratory Cyclotron and Radiopharmacy.

The ICNAS is headquartered in its own building located on Campus III - Pole of Health Sciences, University of Coimbra. It is a building purpose built, modern architecture and endowed with characteristics appropriate to the activity which develops, particularly with regard to radiological protection.

The transfer of existing Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra, for the new facility took place on 2 February 2009.

The official inauguration of the building ICNAS occurred on April 16, attended by the President of the Republic His Excellency Prof.. Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

Source: www.uc.pt

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