• High-resolution structural, functional and molecular in vivo and ex vivo imaging
  • Spectroscopy MRS
  • High-sensitivity optical molecular imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence)
  • Co-registration with digital X-rays
  • In vivo anatomical localization of molecular and cellular biomarkers
Other services
  • Dedicated housing
  • Surgical suite
  • Training
  • Project design
How to access SAIL services?
  1. CONTACT:  Project requests are first submitted by email ( 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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Access to SAIL is managed via the web-based iLab Solution’s Core Facility Management software. Investigators must sign up for an iLab account in order to request Platform services, schedule equipment, or training.

Standard Operating Procedures

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