The in vivo imaging program provides a unique depth and breadth of services offered for whole-animal imaging to meet a broad spectrum of investigator and colony needs. The Core functions within an organized structure with a high level of expertise for imaging and interpretation.
The Core develops innovative methods and techniques using state-of-the-art technologies. The Core has developed a complement of new techniques including those used to explore the pharmacokinetics of novelradiopharmaceuticals by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
In Vivo Imaging Capabilities
- Ultrasound imaging includes a spectrum of applications during pregnancy and an array of ultrasound-guided procedures that provide an efficient means for sample collection and delivery into a variety of anatomical sites across all age groups (fetal to aged).
- From a colony management perspective, established fetal growth charts are routinely used to confirm gestational age in time-mated animals, and to predict gestational age in outdoor-housed animals where the time of conception is not known. Time-mated animals are screened annually, and evaluated once pregnant for assignment to research projects.
- GE Discovery® 610 PET/CT Imaging System provides a spectrum of new opportunities for research and expands existing capabilities in translational in vivo imaging for investigators.
- Optical imaging
- Total-body PET imaging
- Pharmacokinetic analyses
- Other related assays as arranged
- Histology: Routine and custom services
- Whole slide scans
- Molecular assays as arranged
The University has established recharge rates. Costs will vary based on the services, equipment, and experimental protocol used.
For a cost estimate, to receive information on rates, and for other questions please contact:
Alice Tarantal, Ph.D.