State-of-the-Art Animal Imaging Laboratory

The Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC) at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute is a comprehensive small animal imaging facility available to investigators at The Ohio State University and other academic and commercial institutions. This facility includes high resolution imaging equipment (MRI, ultrasound, microCT and optical), X-ray irradiator, body composition analyzer, and personnel trained in the operation of each imaging modality and small animal handling procedures, as well as analytical software support for quantitative image analysis. In addition to providing interim animal housing for serial imaging studies, the SAIC also offers on-site suites for surgical procedures, and animal care provided by the University Laboratory Animal Resources. Image reconstruction, multi-modality fusion, quantitative image analysis, high resolution graphics and networking to the facility's server are also available.

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