Molecular Imaging Center
The Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) provides state-of-the-art bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging for Washington University and the research community. We provide a technically qualified team to support any molecular and optical imaging needs.
Optical imaging and biophotonics research uses light to interrogate cellular and molecular function in the living body. A variety of preclinical optical imaging systems are available for use at the MIC:
- 3D Bioluminescence and 3D fluorescence optical tomography (transillumination)
– Integrated optical and microCT technology
– 3D optical tomography for fluorescence and bioluminescence
- Spectral Unmixing & Multispectral fluorescence
– discrete filters from 490 –850 nm
- Cerenkov imaging for optical radiotracer imaging
- Near Infrared Imaging (NIR) capabilities for in vivo & ex vivo
- 2D Fluorescence and Bioluminescence imaging both in vivo & ex vivo
- 3D Fluorescence tomography for deep tissue imaging to quantitate fluorophores
- Optoacoustic in vivo small animal imaging system
- The MIC provides the services and instruments for fluorescence, bioluminescence, and optoacoustic imaging needs.
- To set up an imaging session or learn more about the resources provided contact Julie Prior or Katie Duncan