Resource: The Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource

What is the iSAIRR?

The Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource (iSAIRR) is a synergistically integrated infrastructure that offers a broad spectrum of imaging modalities, techniques, and services for in vivo imaging of small animals and ex vivo imaging of tissue/organ specimens. Its goal is to provide University of Chicago investigators and external users with state of the art, quantitative multi-modality imaging technologies to advance in-vivo molecular and physiological research of a broad range of disease and cancer models, and to accelerate pre-clinical development of novel therapeutics and diagnostic tools. Currently, iSAIRR sub-cores feature magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRIS); optical imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence) (OICF); positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, and computed tomography (PET/SPECT/CT); and veterinary technology (IVT). iSAIRR comprehensive services include (1) assistance with experimental design, (2)assisted and/or independent image acquisition, (3) veterinary support for all imaging modalities, and (4) assistance with data processing and interpretation.



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Chin-Tu Chen, Ph.D.                                                                                 Faculty Co-Director, iSAIRR

Brian Roman, Ph.D.                                                                                  Faculty Co-Director, iSAIRR

Greg Karczmar, Ph.D.                                                                                       Faculty Director, MRIS

Patrick LaRiviere, Ph.D.                                                                                   Faculty Director, OICF

Chien-Min Kao, Ph.D.                                                             Faculty Director, microPET/SPECT/CT

George Langen, DVM                                                                                           Faculty Director, IVT

Lara Leoni, Ph.D.                                                                                        Technical Director, iSAIRR

Xiaobing Fan, Ph.D.                                                                                      Technical Director, MRIS

Jeffrey Souris, Ph.D.                                                                                      Technical Director, OICF

Hsiu-Ming Tsai, Ph.D.                                                         Technical Director, microPET/SPECT/CT

Marta Zamora, B.A./A.A.S.                                                                             Technical Director, IVT