This instrument provides three powerful imaging modalities for pre-clinical in vivo molecular imaging. These capabilities include Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), and X-ray Computed Tomography: (CT). We have access to a broad range of PET and SPECT probes through local vendors to enable a variety of non-invasive imaging applications for longitudinal studies. Application areas include: Tumor, heart, and brain metabolism, tumor proliferation, lung perfusion, fat segmentation and quantitation, bone morphology and remodeling, and kidney perfusion. Please contact the facility director for more information about specific probes for given application areas.
Example PET, SPECT, and CT Images from the Albira at the Notre Dame In Vivo Imaging Facility:
A) SPECT-CT Imaging of MAA-99mTc lung perfusion. B) PET-CT Imaging of colon carcinoma metabolism with 18F-FDG. C) PET-CT imaging of bone remodeling probe Na18F. D) Segmentation of fat tissue in an obese mouse using CT. E) Cardiac imaging with PET-CT and 18F-FDG.