Cancer Imaging Shared Resource
About Cancer Imaging
The Cancer Imaging Shared Resource offers a variety of pre-clinical imaging technologies to image live animal models of cancer. Its overall objectives are to help advance our understanding of the molecular basis of malignancy by applying state-of-the-art imaging approaches to sophisticated animal models, to serve as a test bed for advances in molecular imaging that have preclinical and clinical applications and to support the evaluation of novel therapeutic strategies using imaging as an outcome measure.
The imaging facility houses a set of standardized imaging instruments and provides the following services and technologies:
- Small-animal imaging instrumentation for both structural and functional analyses
- Training and education in imaging of cellular and molecular processes
- Reagents and support services for optimal in vivo analyses
In addition to broad spectrum microPET/CT scanners, the shared resource also offers bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging systems, personalized consultations for experimental design and data analysis, and training sessions to provide new users with the skills necessary to meet their cancer research needs. The Resource also offers tissue-sectioning facilities, surgery benches, access to ultrasound equipment and optical imaging systems.