Molecular Imaging Core

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Molecular Imaging Core

The Molecular Imaging Core images animals and cells by several techniques:

  • MRI
  • bioluminescence
  • fluorescence
  • PET
  • images from different modalities can be combined


A cyclotron produces radioisotopes which the Radiochemistry Laboratory uses to make radioisotopes for non-invasive Positron Emission Tomography imaging. The Radiochemistry Laboratory synthesizes established radiotracers and assists development of novel imaging agents.


For further information, contact Core Director, Dr. Stuart Berr, ph. 434-924-5096 email:

A resource description for inclusion in grants has a detailed description of the facilities in the Molecular Imaging Core