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 Natalie Serkova, PhD (Core Director), Jenna Steiner, AAS, CVT (Core Manager), and Jenette Skees, BA (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

    Location


    Contact Us

    Natalie Serkova, PhD
    Core Director
    Office: (303)724-1086
    Pager: (303)266-2910
    Natalie.Serkova@CUAnschutz.edu

    Jenna Steiner, AAS, CVT
    Core Manager
    Office: (303)724-2942
    Jenna.Steiner@CUAnschutz.edu

    Jenette Skees, BA
    Core Technician 
    Office: (303)724-4085 
    Jenette.Skees@cuanschutz.edu
    Irradiation Services:

    Ben Van Court
    Irradiation Technician
    Benjamin.VanCourt@CUAnschutz.edu

    Location:

    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