Small Animal Imaging Facility Core
When you’re in need of radiological imaging for your research, look no further than the Small Animal Imaging Facility at Children’s Hospital. We’re a specialized and designated Core facility providing multi-modality radiological imaging for mice and rats. We provide a clean and state-of-the-art environment to conduct the imaging required for your longitudinal studies.
Our core offers the following state-of-the-art services
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
- Optical Imaging
- Microimaging and NMR
We conduct research in all areas of preclinical anatomical imaging, functional imaging and molecular imaging. In addition, the core provides cardiac imaging – US; tumor development and response for a treatment – optical imaging; tumor detection and monitoring of a treatment response; detection of reactive oxygen species in neurological disorders – PET/CT; high-resolution images – CT; anatomical, diffusion, imaging, and contrast agent imaging; angiography; and functional brain imaging – MRI.
Let our knowledgeable staff work with you to develop a plan designed to meet your small animal imaging needs. All investigators at CHOP, Penn and the Wistar Institute whose animals are housed at CHOP are welcome to get started working with us.