Imaging Services

 

     

    7T and 3T Whole-Body MRI at Mission Bay

    Investigation of human disease and therapeutic interventions in brain, prostate, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems with dedicated support staff to assist users in application development. 

     

     

     

    Small Animal MRI

    Anatomic imaging in rodents and small mammals with multi-parametric, multi-modality imaging capabilities, dynamic contrast enhancement imaging, experimental design services. 

     

     

     

    3T MRI at China Basin

    Investigation of human disease and therapeutic interventions in brain, prostate, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems with dedicated support staff to assist users in application development.

     

     

     

    PET-MRI at China Basin

    This hybrid system allows simultaneous acquisition of PET and MR data. The MR system is the Discovery MR750w 3.0T, which has a large field of view and compatible PET-MR coils.

     

     

     

    Biomedical NMR Lab

    Metabolic imaging and metabolic flux of hyperpolarized 13C-labelled agents, high-resolution microimaging at 14.1T, detection and quantification of metabolites in intact tissue and fluids.

     

     

     

    Quantitative Mircro-Imaging

    Bone architecture imaging, quantitative morphometry, HR-pQCT, fine element biomechanical analysis, cancer and biomaterials imaging, and archaeological specimens imaging.

     

     

     

    Nuclear-Optical Imaging

    Bioluminescence, fluorescence, optical tomography and multimodality optical/CT/MR imaging.

     

     

     

    microPET/CT, microSPECT/CT

    microPET, microSPECT, microCT, X-SPECT/X-O, as well as dual modality microPET/CT and microSPECT/CT imaging.

     

     

     

    Clinical Nuclear Imaging Research

    Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging.

     

     

     

    Quantitative Image Processing Center (QUIP-C)

    Pre-processing, post-processing, segmentation, registration, custom analysis software development, quantitative parametric maps (T1, T2, DCE, BMD, etc.), pharmacokinetic analysis, and serial measurements for therapeutic efficacy monitoring.

     

     

     

    RF Coil Development

    Design and production of RF coils and coil arrays for in vivo proton and other nuclei applications used in tandem with 7T and 3T pre-clinical and clinical scanners. 

     

     

     

    Radiopharmaceutical Facility

    Production of FDG, 18Fluoro-thymidine, 11C-PK11195, 18Fluoromisonidazole,18F-SFB, 13N-Ammonia, 15O-Water, 123I-CNS1261 – among many others.

     

     

     

    7T and 3T Whole Body MRI at the CIND (VAMC)

    Advanced structural and functional imaging techniques for investigation of diseases, disorders, and normal progression of the human brain. Investigative and diagnostic imaging of the whole body.