• Small Animal Imaging Shared Facility
    Small Animal Imaging Shared Facility

    Director: Kurt R. Zinn, DVM, Ph.D.
    Email: kurtzinn@uab.edu
    Phone: 975-6414

    The facility was established to enable UAB researchers to apply non-invasive, molecular imaging technologies in animal models. Imaging is accomplished with a range of imaging modalities, including gamma camera imaging, X-ray CT, microPET/CT, microSPECT/CT, bioluminescence, fluorescence, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and ultrasound imaging. It is expected that the successful application of small animal imaging will speed efforts to translate basic research to human clinical trials. In 2009 construction of a Radiation Chemistry Laboratory was initiated. The laboratory will enable production of radioactive compounds on site for various researchers.

    Equipment
    Xenogen IVIS-100, 2 units
    Gamma Medica X-SPECT
    Gamma Medica Triumph microPET/CT
    Bruker 9.4T MR System
    Visualsonics Ultrasound system
    Ultrasonix Ultrasound System
    GE/ART Explore Optix
    Leica Stereomicroscope
    Numa System Gamma Camera Imaging

    Center Affiliation
    Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Grant Affiliation
    (DOD) W81XWH-12-1-0356
    (NIH/DHHS) 2P30CA013148

    Serves - Internal and External