Instrumentation

Multiple biomedical imaging systems are available at the Imaging Core. We provide experienced technologists for the acquisition and basic image processing, as well as for administration of anesthesia (small animals), contrast agents and PET tracers. Please refer to the Imaging Core Services and Prices section for imaging rates.

 

Siemens MAGNETOM® Verio 3T MRI

  • Human and large animal imaging
  • Superb image quality and fast acquisition
  • Advanced software packages for brain function, angiography, cardiac function, body motion and multimodality image fusion
  • Technical Director: zhaoyang.fan@csmc.edu
  

Bruker BioSpin 9.4T micro-MRI

  • Small animal imaging
  • 1H, 15N, 13C imaging and spectroscopy for in vivo and molecular MRI applications
  • Biological gating and triggering
  • Advanced hardware/software
  • Technical Director: shawn.wagner@csmc.edu
  

TriFoil Triumph II micro-PET/SPECT/CT 

  • Small animal imaging
  • Fully integrated trimodality molecular imaging system
  • Optimal applications: oncology, cardiology, neurology, toxicology and cell therapy
  • Technical Directors: yifang.zhou@csmc.edu, wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu
 
  

Scanco vivaCT40 micro-CT

  • Small animal in vivo and specimens
  • Outstanding high resolution CT (10 µm)
  • Respiratory gating
  • Technical Director: wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu
  

IVIS® Spectrum Optical Imaging System  

  • Whole-body in vivo for small animals
  • High resolution fluorescence and bioluminescence
  • Multiple labels
  • Relative quantitative analysis
  • Technical Director: wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu
  

IVIS® Lumina XR Optical Imaging System  

  • Whole-body in vivo for small animals
  • High resolution fluorescence and bioluminescence with precise x-ray overlay option
  • Multiple labels
  • Relative quantitative analysis
  • Technical Director: wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu
  

CRi Maestro™ Fluorescence

  • High resolution fluorescence.
  • Multiple labels
  • Relative quantitative analysis
  • Applications: Fluorescent tumor models, antibody based assays, molecular targeting agents, fluorescent drug pharmacokinetics, angiogenesis markers
  • Technical Director: wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu
  

Nikon Eclipse Ti Microscope

  • Inverted microscope system.
  • Applications: molecular pathology, neurobiology, target identification, regenerative studies, veterinary, cell culture, developmental biology, embryology/IVF, cell signaling
  • Technical Director: wafa.tawackoli@csmc.edu