MRI Animal Imaging


The Animal Imaging Shared Resource's Small Animal Imaging Service offers MRI, CT and PET services to CU Cancer Center member and non-members.


The 9.4T MR scanner was purchased with support from a high-end shared instrumentation grant which replaced the old 4.7T Tesla in the summer of 2018.


  • Volumetric MRI
  • Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI)
  • Diffusion-Weighted MRI (DWI)
  • SPIO T2 MRI Maps
  • Functional MRI (FMRI)
  • Cardiac MR
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) ‚Äč

To Schedule Service:

Small Animal Imaging

  • To schedule a consultation for animal MRI, PET, and CT based studies, and study design please contact Natalie Serkova, PhD, pager 303-266-2910. 
  • To schedule an MRI appointment contact Jenna Steiner, AAS, CVT, and follow these instructions for new ilab users, service requests, and equipment reservations.
  • You must have an approved IACUC protocol. Please visit the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for more information.

Contact Us

Natalie Serkova, PhD
Core Director
Office: (303) 724-1086

Jenna Steiner, AAS, CVT
Core Manager
Office: (303) 724-2942

Soudabeh Kargar, PhD 
Image Analyst

Francis G. Garay
Senior Research Professional
Office: (303) 724-2499

Toni T. Mufford, CVT, LATG
Veterinary Technician III
Office: (303) 724-2499



Location: RC1N Vivarium, Suite 1, Rm 0437

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