Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a wonderful molecular imaging technology, instrumental to tackle cancer and other diseases. We believe it should be much more available and easier to use.
We're a spin-out from the University of Aveiro developing uniquely compact and affordable high-resolution PET systems. Our innovative scanning method allows high performance imaging while reducing complexity, weight and costs by more than 5 times, enabling a more flexible and broader use of this powerful technology.
Our mission is to WIDEN ACCESS TO PET IMAGING, reducing gaps and improving biomedical research and diagnostics worldwide, particularly of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
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RI-TE offers world-class solutions in the fields of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Nuclear Medicine, Radiopharmacy, Medical Imaging and associated instrumentation.
EasyPET technology is a new concept for high-resolution PET imaging. Its simplicity allows overcoming the main barriers to the adoption and use of PET: high complexity and cost.
With our experience and know-how of radiation detection and imaging we can help you with your challenges and have a positive impact in your projects.
Entry-level preclinical PET scanner for small animal imaging research and training of medical imaging technologists.
Upgraded systems specially designed and engineered for advanced preclinical imaging research (iPET) and organ-dedicated PET.
Trust in our expertise for:
- Detector Development;
- Design, evaluation, repair and upgrade;
Exclusive solutions in:
- Radiation detectors and data acquisition;
- User interface;
- Image reconstruction and processing;
- Computacional simulations of radiation imaging systems;
RI-TE provides services in:
- Radiation detection and imaging field;
- Biomedical engineering subjects;
- Project management;
- Technical reporting;
- Intellectual property, etc.;
The proof-of-concept project BrainPET was recently approved, which aims to explore the potential of easyPET technology to build an intelligent PET scanner for molecular imaging of the brain. RI-TE is one of the co-promoters of the project lead by Univ. Aveiro, together with Exatronic and ICNAS (Univ. Coimbra)Read more
Journal Article Published!
The easyPET.3D system was used for 64-Cu PET imaging and biodistribution studies in tumor-bearing mice at ICNAS, with results published in a special issue of Pharmaceutics, dedicated to Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer Imaging and Therapy.Read more
easyPET.3D installed at ICNAS
The excellent infrastructure at ICNAS, including small animal imaging research facilities, cyclotrons and radiochemistry for the production of innovative PET radiopharmaceuticals, make it the perfect site to exploit the system's high-resolution imaging capabilities, in various applications.Read more
RI-TE at Techdays Aveiro
The TO2 project was one of the winners of Techdays Innovation Contest. RI-TE presented the project and exhibited the prototype live to the public at Techdays Aveiro, during 3 days of the event (14-16 October).Read more
easyPET.3D installation at ESSUA
It was with great joy that RI-TE installed an easyPET.3D system at the School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro (ESSUA). We expect a long and prosperous partnership in the field of research and training in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy.
Journal Article Published!
The article "Single low dose of cocaine - Structural brain injury without metabolic and behavioral changes" is now available at the Journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, neuropharmacology section.Read article
RI-TE is proud to be a co-promoter of the project: "TO2 Contactless measure of oxygen saturation and temperature", which aims to track COVID-19 symptoms.Read news article
RI-TE got accepted to the Health Venture Lab REACTOR Batch of 2020!Read more
New study: An acute single low dose of cocaine induces brain metabolic and structural changes. EasyPET.3D was used to investigate the metabolic and morphological brain changes underlying the behavioral outcome in response to an acute single low dose of cocaine.
RI-TE attended the Virtual SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting Edition (July 11-14).Read more
The abstract "Characteristics and properties of a novel cost-effective preclinical PET scanner for high performance molecular imaging of small animal models" was accepted as a Top Rated Oral Presentation (TROP) within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.
The abstract "LM-MLEM for an Ultra-High VoR density PET" was accepted as a Top Rated Oral Presentation (TROP) within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.
The abstract "A rat preliminary study on medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw" was accepted as a Poster within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.
The abstract "Design and implementation of a network-based educational platform for simulation of a benchtop PET system" was accepted as a Poster with Oral Presentation within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.
The latest release of EasyPET.3D software features a new, user-friendly GUI which provides easy access to vast functionalities for both preclinical and academic users.Read more
Study: Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Treatment The easyPET.3D was used to study inflammation process.
Study bone metabolic activity with easyPET.3D.
Highly skilled and driven.
RI-TE collaborates with several partners in industry and academia for product R&D, pilot tests, production, marketing and sales.
Product R&D and tests
Provider of easyPET education kit
R&D, small animal imaging trials
Biomolecular research instruments
Representation in AUS/NZ
Representation in India
We're always open to new collaborations that can help our company grow forward and our products go global.
Please reach out to us if you'd like to become a partner in our mission to provide the next generation PET scanners!
RI-TE will exhibit at the 35th Annual EANM Congress (October 15-19), in Barcelona.
RI-TE participated in the 33rd Annual EANM Congress (October 22-30), in virtual edition.
RI-TE attended the Virtual SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting Edition (July 11-14).
EasyPET.3D was presented at the 2019 IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD in Manchester, UK, 26 October - 2 November.
EasyPET.3D was presented at the 2019 EANM Congress, 12-16 October in Barcelona, Spain.
RI-TE participated and was a bronze sponsor of the Total Body PET conference 2018, organized by Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital (Belgium, June 30 - July 2).
RI-TE participated and exhibited at Startup Olè 2018 (Salamanca, April 17-19), where it was selected to pitch before the king of Spain and the president of Portugal.
RI-TE participated and exhibited at the 20th Entrepreneur Fair (Porto, Nov. 23-25).
RI-TE participated and exhibited at Web Summit 2017 (Lisbon, Nov. 6-9).
Project TO2 was one of the winners of Techdays Innovation Contest 2021, promoted by Aveiro Municipality, receiving a 5.000€ award!
RI-TE was selected as one of Hello Tomorrow's Deep Tech Pioneers, among more than 5000 startups from 128 different countries that applied to the 2020 Global Challenge, and a finalist of the Orano international startup call.
As of February 2019, RI-TE is recognized by the National Innovation Agency as fit and proper for the practice of R&D activities in the scientific and technical domains of "Advanced technologies applied to health" and "Other medical technologies".
RI-TE was a medtech semifinalist of EIT Health Catapult 2018, receiving expert mentorship and smart money from EIT Health, including a 3rd place prize at the EIT Joint Grand Final in Budapest, Nov. 2018. Furthermore, RI-TE was selected for Go Global Medtech/Digital Health 2019 program and is part of the EIT Health Investor Network.
RI-TE received the golden award among 60 teams in the International Track of the 4th China "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Xiamen and silver award in the 1st "Internet+" between China and Portuguese Language Countries in Macau, October 2018.
RI-TE has received the Horizon 2020 seal of excellence following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts, of project proposal "iPET" submitted under SME instrument phase 2 call (Nov. 2017).
RI-TE won the HealthTech category of Venture Cup Portugal 2017 (Porto, June 30) and participated in the University Startup World Cup 2017 (Copenhagen, Sep. 18-22), receiving the Best Customer Focus HealthTech award.
RI-TE was awarded with an installation prize after participating in ANJE (Portuguese National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) Startup Accelerator Program in 2015.
RI-TE is sponsored by the Startup League.
Projects co-financed by the EU, funded under the operational programme Centro 2020.
BrainPET - Tomógrafo PET inteligente para imagem molecular do cérebro (2022 - 2023), Prova de conceito - Universidade de Aveiro
iPET - Sistema PET inteligente para imagiologia pré-clínica (2019 - 2022)
TO2 - Postos de medição sem contacto da saturação de oxigénio e temperatura (2020 - 2021)
easyPET - PET pré-clínico de alto desempenho com método simples de aquisição (2016 - 2018)
R. Oliveira et al., "Development of a New Integrated System for Vital Sign Monitoring in Small Animals", Sensors, 22(11), 4264 (2022) DOI: 10.3390/s22114264
I. Mohammadi et al., "Motion in nuclear cardiology imaging: types, artifacts, detection and correction techniques", Physics in Medicine & Biology, 67, 02TR02 (2022) DOI: 10.1088/1361-6560/ac3dc7
F. Ribeiro et al., "Mouse handling for 18F-FDG PET imaging: preparing the way for a future guideline" (talk), Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM 2021), Virtual, 20-23 Oct. 2021
P. Encarnação et al., "New geometric projector with DOI estimator for GPU based iterative imaging algorithms" (poster), 2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Virtual, 16-23 Oct. 2021
C. Nicolucci et al., "Single Low Dose of Cocaine–Structural Brain Injury Without Metabolic and Behavioral Changes", Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 14 , 22 January 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2020.589897
F. M. Ribeiro et al., "A rat preliminary study on medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw with a high-resolution microPET system" (poster), 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Virtual, November 2020.
Pedro M. C. C. Encarnação et al., "A reconstruction method based on LM-MLEM for an Ultra-dense VoR PET" (poster), 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Virtual, November 2020.
P.M.M. Correia et al., "Preclinical PET scanners based in easyPET technology: new developments for full body mice imaging" (poster), 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Virtual, November 2020.
F. M. Ribeiro et al., "A preclinical drug experiment in a mouse model using easyPET.3D" (poster), 2020 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Virtual, November 2020.
F. M. Ribeiro et al., "Quercetin as a potential psychotherapeutic agent in a mouse model with acute exposure to cocaine: a preclinical PET study" (poster), 34th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), Virtual, October 2020.
Pedro M. C. C. Encarnação, "LM-MLEM for an Ultra-High VoR density PET" (Talk), 234th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), Virtual, October 2020.
F. Castro, "Characteristics and properties of a novel cost-effective preclinical PET scanner for high performance molecular imaging of small animal models" (Talk), 34th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), Virtual, October 2020.
P. Correia et al., "EasyPET-3D: boosting price-performance of preclinical PET" (poster), 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Italy, June 2019.
P. Correia et al., "An EDUGATE simulation toolkit based on the educational easyPET", Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express , vol. 5 number 2, January 2019.
P. Correia et al., "Development of an EDUGATE simulation toolkit for the easyPET scanners family" (poster), 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Sydney, Nov. 2018.
P. Correia et al., "Intelligent scanning preclinical PET: project status and first animal imaging" (poster), 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Sydney, Nov. 2018.
J. Veloso et al., "Full body intelligent scanning preclinical PET: characterization and first animal tests of a small-scale system", EJNMMI Physics 2018, vol. 5 suppl 1: 19, abstracts of the Total Body PET conference 2018 Ghent, Belgium. 30 June - 2 July 2018. Springer Open, DOI: 10.1186/s40658-018-0218-7.
D. Sá et al., "3D List-mode Image Reconstruction for the EasyPET prototype", Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 59 suppl 1: 1785, May 2018.
N. Ferreira et al., "3D List-mode Image Reconstruction for the EasyPET prototype" (poster), 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging (SNMMI), Pennsylvania, Jun. 2018.
P. Correia et al., "easyPET: characterization of a concept prototype following the NEMA NU 4-2008 standards" (poster), 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Atlanta, Oct. 2017.
P. Correia et al., "easyPET: An EDUGATE simulation toolkit based on the educational easyPET system" (poster), 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Atlanta, Oct. 2017.
V. Arosio et al., "The EasyPET: A novel concept for an educational cost-effective positron emission 2D scanner", 2016 IEEE NSS/MIC Conference Record, Dec. 2016, DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069360
V. Arosio et al., "easyPET: a novel concept for an affordable tomographic system" (talk), 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Strasbourg, Nov. 2016.
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