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Small Animal Imaging Labs, Complete services list

The Small Animal Imaging Labs (SAIL) platform provides the following services:

To use SAIL services, you are encouraged to review the following:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • High-resolution structural, functional and molecular in vivo and ex vivo imaging
  • Spectroscopy MRS

Nuclear medicine imaging

Optical imaging

  • High-sensitivity optical molecular imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence)
  • Co-registration with digital X-rays
  • In vivo anatomical localization of molecular and cellular biomarkers

Autoradiography

Other services

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How to access SAIL services?

  1. CONTACT:  Project requests are first submitted by email (sail.rimuhc@mcgill.ca) or by telephone
    (514-934-1934 ext. 76266).
  2. FEASIBILITY: SAIL assesses feasibility of the project and provide recommendations on optimal imaging modalities and protocols.
  3. iLAB: Researchers create an iLab account and submit a formal study request (Animal Imaging Protocol).
  4. ETHICS: Researchers must provide a valid Animal Use Protocol including imaging procedures, approved by the RI-MUHC FACC, for all in vivo studies.
  5. ANIMALS:  Animals are purchased or transferred according to the flow chart below.
  6. TRAINING: Except for MRI, PET, SPECT and CT scanners, platform users are trained on relevant instrumentation.
  7. STUDY BEGINS: Study is scheduled and conducted accordingly.
  8. IMAGES: Data files are provided to the researchers.
  9. ANALYSIS: If required, analysis can be performed by SAIL.

How to transfer animals to SAIL?

How to transfer animals to SAIL

 

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