The SAIF combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and a nationally recognized staff to assist investigators with a wide range of imaging based experimental approaches. The SAIF currently provides a comprehensive suite of imaging modalities including:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS)
- Optical imaging (including bioluminescence, fluorescence, and near-infrared imaging)
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
- Ultrasound (US)
In addition, dedicated housing is available for mice and rats undergoing longitudinal imaging studies. Ancillary facilities and resources of the SAIF are devoted to chemistry, radiochemistry, image analysis and animal tumor models, including assistance with animal handling.
Drs. Jim Delikatny and Jerry Glickson serve as Faculty Co-Directors for the SAIF, and Dr. Stephen Pickup serves as Technical Director.
The SAIF is organized into four Imaging Sub-Cores, each of which is overseen by a faculty director, as well as an animal holding unit. These include:
The Small Animal Imaging Facility Research Lab takes policies and procedure seriously. Read about our standard operating procedures here.
The SAIF is organized into imaging sub-cores, each of which is overseen by a faculty director. Learn more about our programs.
SAIF staff include top notched faculty members from the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine. See our current members here.
This page includes detailed instructions on how to apply for for the Small Animal Imaging Facility. Follow these instructions for proper usage of the facility.