MicroCT & Imaging

Wenhan Chang, PhD
Phone: 415-750-2089 ext. 3880
Email: [email protected]
Office: San Francisco VA Medical Center




The Micro CT and Imaging, led by Dr. Wenhan Chang, is located at the SF-VAMC Mission Bay campus at 1700 Owens Street.



Microcomputed X-Ray Tomography (MicroCT)

This core provides services in microCT imaging for small animals and tissue specimens. This imaging system, manufactured by Scanco Medical, utilises a Scanco VivaCT40 scanner for live animal imaging and a Scanco µCT50 scanner dedicated to specimen imaging. This service will be provided by experienced, full-time staff.

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

We provide an FTIR imaging system and relevant expertise for investigators to assess biochemical composition and matrix quality within bone.

Animal Injury Models

The Core has the capabilities to generate models of musculoskeletal injury which include long bone fracture, ligament rupture, and osteoarthritis. We are also committed to developing novel models of injury to support new collaborations.