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Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF)

Jamey Weichert, Director

Serial tracking of transplanted stem cells in living animals will provide essential information regarding the fate and localization of the cells and their ability to repair damaged tissue. Service technicians perform whole animal imaging that will enable tracking of cells with micro CT, PET, MRI, fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging. In collaboration with the Department of Radiology and Medical Physics, they use their state-of-the-art equipment to assess the physiological effects of transplantation. Moreover, advanced image reconstruction capability allow 3-dimensional registration of functional signal from PET or optical on to anatomical images provided by CT or MRI scanning.

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