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IVIS Spectrum

Biolum / Fluoro

$150.00/hour


The IVIS® Spectrum in vivo imaging system uses a novel patented optical imaging technology to facilitate non-invasive longitudinal monitoring of disease progression, cell trafficking and gene expression patterns in living animals. The IVIS Spectrum is a versatile and advanced in vivo imaging system. An optimized set of high efficiency filters and spectral un-mixing algorithms lets you take full advantage of bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters across the blue to near infrared wavelength region. The system includes a highly sensitive camera, a dark imaging chamber to minimize incident light, and software to quantify the results. The IVIS imaging systems start with a back-thinned CCD camera, designed for high-efficiency photon detection, particularly in the important red region of the spectrum. It can detect very small numbers of photons as well as operate as a traditional camera; displaying images in that wide signal range is a function of the system's Living Image™ software. The CCD is cooled and the electronic readout is optimized so that the data gathered to create the real-time in vivo images have extremely low noise. Up to 5 animals can be imaged at a time and thermoregulation is achieved by means of a heated stage. Inhalable anesthesia is delivered via nose cones throughout the imaging procedure.

IVIS SpectrumCT

Biolum / Fluoro/ CT

$150.00/hour


The IVIS SpectrumCT is an integrative platform that combines the full suite of IVIS optical features including Spectral Unmixing, 2D and 3D quantitative bioluminescence and fluorescence with fast and low dose CT imaging. The simple user interface along with automated co-registration, advanced visualization and analysis tools are driven by PerkinElmer’s market leading Living Image® software. The IVIS Spectrum CT enables longitudinal workflows to characterize disease progression and therapeutic effect throughout the complete experimental time frame with both quantitative CT and optical reconstructions. Fast imaging and the ability to image multiple animals offers the throughput required to scan large cohorts of animals quickly and draw sound conclusions from your experimental data.

Bruker SkyScan

CT

$155.00/hour*


The SkyScan 1176 is a high performance in vivo micro CT scanner for preclinical research. The large format 11 megapixel x-ray camera gives an unrivalled combination of resolution, image field size and scan speed. Image field width up to 68 mm allows full body mouse and rat scanning. Variable x-ray applied voltage and filters provide scanning flexibility to allow imaging of a wide range of samples from lung tissue to bone. An integrated physiological monitoring subsystem provides breathing and heart-beat gating for proven thoracic image improvement by synchronized acquisition and a dedicated inhalable anesthesia system is in place.


9.4 Tesla

MRI

$175.00/hour*


The Center for Molecular Imaging is a leading facility for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of animal models. MR experiments are performed on an Agilent (formerly Varian) 9.4 Tesla horizontal bore system. Full physiological monitoring and gating capabilities are available. Animals may be anesthetized using injectable drugs or with a reliable gas delivery system. Thermoregulation is accomplished via a forced air system. A variety of volume and surface coils are available, accommodating samples of many sizes and geometries.


Bruker 7 Tesla

MRI

$175.00/hour*




The Center for Molecular Imaging recently updated the (formerly Agilent) 7 Tesla horizontal bore system to a Bruker, with state-of-the-art equipment and functionality. Full physiological monitoring and gating capabilities are available. Animals may be anesthetized using injectable drugs or with a reliable gas delivery system. Thermoregulation is accomplished via a heated circulating water bath. A variety of volume and surface coils are available, accommodating samples of many sizes and geometries.

Data Reconstruction

*Note - A $65.00 per appointment data reconstruction fee will automatically be added to each MR and CT imaging appointment.


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