Preclinical Imaging Facility

Preclinical Imaging Facility

The Preclinical Imaging Facility is located behind the specific pathogen free (SPF) barrier at the Preclinical Research Facility. It consists of state-of the-art, in-vivo imaging systems:

  • 9.4T magnetic resonance imaging
  • preclinical ultrasound

These imaging systems are used to study a variety of species including mouse, rat, rabbit and insects, and disease models such as ischaemic stroke, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, T-cell lymphoma, fatty liver disease and streptococcus pneumonia.

To reserve time on one of the imaging systems, please email

For all other queries, please email . Assistance can be provided on the following:

  • Study design
  • Protocol development
  • Imaging charges
  • Funding applications incorporating preclinical imaging
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Data storage
  • Training

All the equipment in the Preclinical Imaging Facility allow imaging of small living animals, providing longitudinal data in the same subject and reducing the number of animals required for a study.

Further information can be found on the Preclinical Imaging website

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