Animal imaging

Small animal imaging

Optical bioluminescent/fluorescence and micro CT.

The IVIS Spectrum allows real-time, non-invasive imaging of bioluminescent or fluorescent cells and proteins within a living animal. It can also be used to image tissue samples, multiwell plates, and culture dishes.

The Quantum micro CT is suitable for both in vivo and ex vivo computed tomography X-ray imaging.  This instrument combines fast imaging for high throughput while maintaining low dose and high-quality images for live animal imaging. The X-ray dose is low enough for the multiple imaging sessions required for longitudinal preclinical studies.

A mouse imaging shuttle is available to transfer mice from the IVIS Spectrum to the Quantum FX for imaging and co-registration. The optical and CT data sets can be co-registered in 3D.

Intra-vital imaging

The facility has 2 multi-photon systems suitable for intra-vital imaging

IVIS Spectrum in vivo imaging system »

The IVIS® Spectrum in vivo imaging system uses a novel patented optical imaging technology to facilitate non-invasive longitudinal monitoring of disease progression, cell trafficking and gene expression patterns in living animals.

Multiphoton high speed polygon system »

A custom built system incorporating a polygon scanner and endoscopy imaging capability.

Olympus FVMPE-RS multi-photon microscope »

The Olympus FVMPE-RS multiphoton imaging system is purpose-built for deep imaging in biological tissue, aimed at revealing both detail and dynamics.

Quantum FX in vivo micro CT »

The Quantum FX system is the first stand alone μCT (microCT) system to deliver high quality images at an X-ray dose low enough to enable true longitudinal μCT in pre-clinical in vivo imaging studies.

Small animal imaging

Internal (JCSMR)

External (within ANU)

Outside ANU

IVIS Spectrum bioluminescence and fluorescence

$45 per hour

$45 per hour

$100 per hour

Quantum FX micro CT

$45 per hour

$45 per hour

$100 per hour