UCLA Preclinical Imaging Center

The Crump Institute’s Preclinical Imaging Technology Center, located on the main campus of UCLA in the California NanoSystems Institute, advances state-of-the-art small animal imaging. It functions both as a shared preclinical imaging resource for UCLA researchers and as a hub for emerging imaging research and technology development. The same technologies and services are also available to the larger research community including other academic institutes and industry groups through contract work. These innovative technologies have allowed our researchers to observe, measure and ultimately understand biological processes in vivo, assess animal models of health and disease, and monitor and determine efficacy of novel therapies. The Imaging Center is part of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging and is supported by the expertise of its faculty members, world leaders in various imaging sciences.

Preclinical Imaging Technology Center
Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), Room 2112
Los Angeles CA, 90095-1770

Equipments include:
– 1 microPET/microCT combined scanner
– 2 microPET scanners
– 1 microCT scanner
– 2 IVIS Lumina II optical scanners (bioluminescence and fluorescence)
– 1 Maestro fluorescence scanner
– 1 DEXA scanner
– 1 automatic gamma counter
– 1 automatic beta counter
– 1 radio-HPLC (protein and small molecules)
– 1 Leica cryoMacrotome (whole body)
– 1 Leica cryoMicrotome
– 1 ViCell cell counter
– 1 spectrophotometer
– radiolabeling space: chemical hoods, iodination chamber, dose calibrator, centrifuge, etc.
– surgical space: anesthesia, induction chambers, dissection tools, etc.
– cell/tissue culture facility: biosafety cabinet, incubator, centrifuges, water bath, etc.


Jason T. Lee, PhD

Tove Olafsen, PhD