The CIC-ITs in France

8 excellence platforms - 8 fields of expertise

Tours CIC-IT

About Us

The CIC-IT was initially created with a focus on Ultrasound, then renewed in 2008 after the DGOS (Ministry of Health) / Inserm call for tenders. Its is integrated into the University Hospital of Tours and associated with the UMR Inserm U930 in François Rabelais University. It also interacts strongly with in vivo Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound departments, in vitro Nuclear Medicine lab and the groupement d’Imagerie Médicale (Medical Imaging pool).
It is one of the CIC 1415 modules.

Our Specializations

Technological Innovations and new medical fields of interest for ultrasonic waves with a view to defining diagnoses or therapies.

Investigation and clinical evaluation of new radiolabelled tracers for pathologies affecting the central nervous system, in particular.


Professor Frédéric PATAT is the head of the CIC-IT. He is also the medical coordinator for the Ultrasound division. Professor Denis GUILLOTEAU ensures the scientific coordination for the Radiopharmaceutical division.

A team of ARC and engineer - lead by Mrs Catherine ROUSSEL - guarantees the quality and respect of Good Clinical Practice for the studies carried out.

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Hôpital Bretonneau

2 Bd Tonnellé
Bâtiment B1A, 1er étage
37044 Tours Cedex 9

Tel. (+33) 2 47 47 97 90
Fax (+33) 32 2 47 47 38 76
Website : Tours CIC-IT


Access and Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

By bus: C4 line, stop at Bretonneau
By car: A10 Motorway, Tours Centre exit, heading towards Centre ville, then Hôpital Bretonneau
By train: From Tours TGV station, 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by taxi