In Vivo Imaging Facility (IVIF)

Personalized medicine requires the integration of information from many imaging modalities. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s In Vivo Imaging Facility (IVIF) provides unique state-of-the-art resources, both clinical and preclinical, including simultaneous MR/PET, ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and optical (bioluminescence and fluorescence) and ultrasound small animal imaging. These modalities are supported by in-house contrast agent development (MR, optical and PET).

The goals of the facility include:

  1. Facilitating protocol development for cancer detection, diagnosis and staging
  2. Providing methods for clinical assessment of early therapeutic response
  3. Providing preclinical assessment of biomarker expression throughout cancer treatment

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