Preclinical Imaging Core

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

End-to-end experimental solutions to carry out animal studies requiring in vivo imaging

Areas of expertise

The Preclinical Imaging (PCI) Core Facility offers internal and external clients end-to-end experimental solutions to carry out animal studies requiring in vivo imaging, including consultations, research plan design, protocol development, data collection, analysis, and reporting. If experimental needs require additional equipment and/or resources, the PCI core works closely with several uOttawa core facilities to help reach research objectives.

Research services
  • Molecular imaging – optical bioluminescence and fluorescence
  • Molecular imaging - MRI contrast agents
  • Echocardiography
  • Irradiation of mice or cells
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI
  • IDEAL fat quantification MRI
  • Metal artifact reduction MRI
  • MRI temperature mapping
  • Stroke imaging
  • Tumour imaging
  • MRI structural imaging
Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
7T GE/Agilent Discovery MRI 901High-resolution soft tissue imaging
X-Rad 320 Biological IrradiatorX-ray irradiator
IVIS Spectrum imaging systemBioluminescent/fluorescent imaging
VEVO 2100 imaging systemUltrasound imaging
Laser Doppler Imager moorLDI2-IRFocal cerebral blood flow measurements
  • Arbor Life Labs
  • Liminal BioSciences