Exciting News! NIH S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant has been awarded! We have installed a new PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum Optical Imaging Scanner and Quantum GX2 microCT to our Core. Available for services September 2020!

Animal Imaging Shared Resource

The major goal of the small animal imaging program is the establishment of novel imaging approaches to cancer, inflammation, developmental therapeutics using animal models and pharmacodynamic endpoints. State-of-the-art imaging facilities are extremely expensive and require advanced technical personnel. All equipment maintenance, protocol development, quality controls, as well as assistance provided to users of the resource is performed by Dr. Natalie Serkova (Core Director), Jenna Steiner (Core Manager), and Alaina Marquardt (Core Technician).

  • 9.4T Bruker BioSpec MRI Scanner
  • High Resolution Anatomical Imaging
  • Inflammation Imaging
  • Perfusion, Diffusion and Dynamic Contrast Imaging
  • Vessel Size Imaging
  • PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum
  • Xenogen IVIS 200
  • 3D Bioluminescence Imaging (BLI)
  • 3D Fluorescence Imaging (FLI)
  • Anatomical co-registration with Quantum GX2 microCT
    • PerkinElmer Quantum GX2 microCT
    • Siemens Inveon microCT
    • Gated lung and thoracic imaging
    • Bone and contrast-enhanced soft tissue CT
    • High resolution specimen CT
    • Siemens Inveon PET
    • Mediso SPECT/CT (Radiochemistry)
    • 18F and 11C Metabolic Tracer Imaging
    • Peptide Tracer Imaging (Dr. Yubin Miao)
    • Bruker 400 MHz Spectrometer
    • Expanded metabolomics on cells, body fluids and tissues
    • 1H/13C/31P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • RS2000 kV Irradiator
    • Cesium-137 Irradiator
    • X-RAD SmART Image-Guided Radiotherapy


    Contact Us:

    Animal Imaging Services:

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    Jenna Steiner
    Core Manager
    Office: (303)724-2942
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    Alaina Marquardt
    Core Technician
    Office: (303)724-4085

    Irradiation Services:

    Ben Van Court
    Irradiation Technician


    MRI/Irradiation: RC1N Vivarium, Suite 1, Rm 0437

    PET/SPECT/CT: RC1N Vivarium, Suite 1, Rm 0434

    Optical Imaging/CT: RC1N Vivarium, Suite 1, Rm 0443