Preclinical Imaging Facility

Services & Equipment


  • Mediso nanoScan PET122S / CT1512 in vivo imager
  • Siemens Inveon MM PET/CT scanner
  • MR Solutions simultaneous PET/MR scanner
  • GE Typhoon FLA 9500 Biomolecular Imager
  • Perkin-Elmer Caliper IVIS Imager
  • C-arm portable X-ray imaging for large animals

Support Equipment

  • Macrotome for large tissue slicing
  • Leica 1860 Cryostat
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Gamma counters
  • Short-term animal housing for radioactive material (RAM) decay
  • Image-analysis station for facility users
  • Animal physiology monitoring equipment

Services & Studies

The facility provides investigators the tools and expertise to gather reliable and reproducible data in support of translational imaging and theranostic strategies.

  • Small animal CT imaging
  • Multi-modality PET-CT imaging
  • Simultaneous PET/MR imaging—enabling multi-parametric MR/PET and PET/MR spectroscopy
  • Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) of radioactive materials
  • Cerenkov imaging
  • Radio-bioluminescence imaging
  • Biodistribution studies
  • Radiation dosimetry for translation of imaging agents
  • Cell culture support (over 80 human and murine cell lines are available)
  • Surgical/technical procedures including administration of imaging agents, drugs, and tumor inoculation
  • Consultation on study design and protocol development
  • Project coordination with cyclotron, radiochemists, DCM housing, and other investigators
  • Image analysis/quantification (facility supported or collaboration depending on complexity)

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule your project, email Nikki Fettig.


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