UCI In-Vivo Functional Onco-Imaging

The In-Vivo Functional Onco-Imaging (IVFOI) shared resource supports basic and clinical cancer researchers by providing them with the necessary expertise, imaging instrumentation, and image analysis techniques. In addition to providing services with standard preclinical and clinical imaging systems available at most institutions, the IVFOI works to integrate molecular and structural imaging modalities to provide exclusive, first-of-its-kind multi-modality imaging technologies, providing for a better understanding of the fundamental biochemical nature of cancer and for development of new contrast agents and molecular pathway-specific imaging probes.


Existing systems (on Irvine campus):
• MR: 3.0 T (human)
• MR: 4.0 T (human and animal )
• MR: 7.0 T (animal)
• Combined MR & Di use Optical Tomography (animal)
• Combined X-ray microCT & Fluorescence/Bioluminescence Tomography (animal)
• Portable Ultrasound System (SonoSite 180plus)

Existing Systems (located at UC Irvine Medical Center):
• PET/CT (clinical scanner available at medical center)
• SPECT/CT (clinical scanner available at medical center)
• MR (1.5 & 3 T – clinical scanner available at medical center)
Systems currently under development:
• Combined MRI & Fluorescence Optical Tomography (human breast and animal)
• Temperature Modulated Fluorescence Tomography
• Photo-Magnetic Imaging


• Design imaging studies into current project
• Assist in the preparation of materials for future grant applications
• Start up imaging protocols
• Obtain imaging data acquisition/gather prospective, retrospective data sets


To request service, please visit the UCI Research Imaging Center page.

Director: Gultekin Gulsen
Phone: 949.824.6001

Facility Manager: Farouk Nouizi
Phone: 949-824-6001

Finance Manager: Jodi MacGregor
Phone: 949.824.6001