Animal Imaging Core Facility

The University of Pittsburgh Animal Imaging Core Facility (Rangos Animal Imaging Core) is a research resource that supports the needs of investigators for various in vivo organ/tissue imaging and image-guided interventions. The Rangos Animal Imaging Core is located in the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center 4th Floor Animal Facility.

The Rangos Animal Imaging Core provides the following services:

  1. Consultation for various design and implementation of in vivo organ/tissue imaging and image-guided interventions as part of investigator-initiated research grants or of inter-/intra-institutional program grants.
  2. Support investigators in image acquisition and image-guided interventions.
  3. Assist image process and data analysis
  4. Maintain instruments and provide standard supplies for the imaging.

Equipment

Ultrasound X2
Visual Sonic VEVO 770 & Philip HD11 XE

Ultrasound-guided Microinjection

Micro-MRI
Bruker 7-Tesla AVENCE III 

Micro-CT/SPECT/PET
Siemens Inveon