The CERMEP – “imagerie du vivant" (head: L. Zimmer) is located on the East-Lyon Hospital Campus. It was created in 1988 with a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging system and a cyclotron / PET camera set. From the beginning it was conceived as a platform for R & D, diagnosis and research, accessible to the entire in vivo imaging community (CNRS and INSERM researchers, university lecturers-researchers, CHU doctor-researchers). Operating as an entity independent of laboratories and hospital services, this Economic Interest Group (GIE) is formed today by: CNRS, INSERM, Hospices Civils de Lyon, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CHU Grenoble and Saint Etienne, University Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1.
In addition to historical facilities (radiochemistry, PET-CT, MEG, 1.5T MRI) recent and current upgrades of the platform departments concern: 3.0T MRI (Siemens Magnetom Trio), MEG/EEG (CTF Omega 275 & 64-channel EEG), hybrid PET-MRI 3.0T (Siemens Biograph mMR), Animage (small animals imaging: micro-PET-CT and 7T MRI).