Located on the USU Campus, in the LAM facilities.
Provide state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques to support in vivo preclinical assessments
Siemens Inveon Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner
- Small bore (12 cm), ~ 1.5 mm spatial resolution, 2D and 3D reconstruction
- Functional imaging using 18F-labed tracers (e.g., FDG)
Siemens Inveon Multimodality Computed Tomography (CT) scanner
- Docks to PET scanner -> small bore (12 cm), single bed PET to CT
- Maximum spatial resolution of 40 µm
- Expandable to include SPECT imaging (1 mm resolution)
Siemens Software Platform
- 3D visualization and analysis (5 seats)
- Pharmacokinetic modeling (5 seats)
- Dedicated image processing workstation (PET/CT)
Bruker BioSpec 70/20 USR Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- 7T, 660 mT/m gradient strength, 11.4 cm gradient coil (bore size)
- Phased-array coils, 4-8 receiver channels, parallel imaging
- Auto positioning system
Bruker Software Platform
- Paravision package (used by NIH): EPI with GE and SE options, perfusion imaging with pulsed ASL, DTI, spiral imaging with ultra-short T2
- Dedicated image processing workstation (MRI)
Monitoring and Surgical Equipment
- Warming beds, monitoring equipment, isoflurane, Leica surgical microscope
- Radioactivity lab, approved Radionuclide Experimental Authorization under core PI
Standard Operating Procedures
Approved and established for PET/CT. Requests for SOP should be sent via email.
Service and Scheduling
Please complete the TIF User Request Form (PDF) for service and scheduling requests and e-mail completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Points of contact for information on core resources, policies, and procedures
- Bernard Dardzinski, Ph.D., Core PI/TIF Director - Email, 301-295-3247
- Scott Jones, LCDR, Ph.D., DABR - TIF Deputy Director -
- Alexandru Korotcov, Ph.D. - MRI Scientist - Email, 301-295-9749
Access to the use of these cores is subject to CNRM review and chargeback fees may apply.