Cores

Biomedical Research Core Facilities
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Small Animal Imaging Facility

Core Description: The Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF) provides multi-modality radiological imaging and image analysis for cells, tissues, and small animals, primarily mice and rats. The assets of the SAIF include state-of-the-art instrumentation and a nationally recognized staff. SAIF currently provides a comprehensive suite of imaging modalities including: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), optical imaging (including near IR and bioluminescence imaging), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and ultrasound (US). In addition, dedicate housing is available for mice and rats undergoing longitudinal imaging studies. Ancillary facilities and resources of the SAIF are devoted to chemistry, radiochemistry, image analysis and animal tumor models.

Contact

Mitchell Schnall, M.D., Ph.D.
Oversight Committee Chair
215-662-7238
mitchell.schnall@uphs.upenn.edu

Technical Director:
Stephen Pickup, Ph.D.
215-349-5297
pickup@mail.med.upenn.edu