Molecular Imaging Center

The Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) provides state-of-the-art bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging for Washington University and the research community. The MIC provides a team of researchers and qualified technical staff to support the conduction of imaging studies. 


Optical imaging uses light to interrogate cellular and molecular function in the living body. A variety of preclinical optical imaging systems is available:
  • Bioluminescence imaging (BLI)

  • Fluorescence imaging for intensity and lifetime values

  • Fluorescence Tomography 
  • Near- Infrared Imaging 
  • Time-Domain Diffuse Optical Imager
  • Multispectral optoacoustic Tomography


The MIC provides the services and instruments needed for collaboration using fluorescence, bioluminescence and more

    View our shared instrument calendar for IVIS 50

For more information about collaboration or the resources provided contact Julie Prior