August 07, 2018

West Virginia University is getting a new piece of game-changing healthcare equipment | WSAZ

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tuesday, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, along with members of the Appropriations Committee, announced a $650,000 grant for West Virginia University.

The funds will help support Position Emission Tomography-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imagery or PET-EPRI.

“WVU continues to conduct truly groundbreaking research in a wide range of fields, including medical science. This scanner has the ability to revolutionize not only biological imaging but also how we study the brain,” Capito said.

Manchin said, “This grant with help the hardworking team at West Virginia University advance medicine in unpredictable ways, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to secure similar funding in the future.”

WVU is currently using the machine to map intracellular physiology and extracellular parameters of the brains of ambulatory subjects.

By:  Jessica Sampson