Cancer Imaging Shared Resource

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Translational Bioimaging Resouce
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The Cancer Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) provides access to turnkey optical image acquisition and analysis technologies.

CISR also offers a developmental component to evaluate and initiate new research projects, and provides access to a range of approaches for small animal experiments, including in vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, PET/SPECT imaging, and micro CT imaging.

CISR also offers image analysis, and acts as a central clearinghouse to consolidate and standardize state-of-the-art image processing and analysis routines.  The core also provides experimental design and operator expertise for small animal cancer imaging and spectroscopy on a 7T Bruker magnet owned and maintained by The University of Arizona.


  • Bioluminescence and fluorescence: High-sensitivity low-noise quantitative analysis of objects ranging from well plates to small animals
  • MicroCT: Bone density and soft tissue imaging with down to 20-micron resolution
  • Ultrasound: High-resolution imaging with axial resolution down to 30-microns
  • Digital Pathology: Automated, high-throughput histological analysis of stained and fluorescently labeled slides
  • Image analysis: Custom small-animal and pre-clinical image analysis assistance


  • Spectral Instruments Imaging Lago-X bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, contact: Brenda Baggett
  • Siemens Inveon microCT scanner, contact: Brenda Baggett
  • VisualSonics Vevo 2100 small-animal ultrasound, contact: Russ Witte
  • Definiens Tissue Studio digital histology software, contact: Andy Rouse
  • Image Analysis Facility, contact: JP Galons

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