The Washington University School of Medicine In Vivo Imaging Core (IVIC) is made possible through the generous support of the Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Immunology, as well as others.  The core’s purpose is to make in vivo two-photon imaging and multidimensional data analysis widely available to WUSM researchers.  The IVIC is operated as a recharge center to recover the cost of staff salaries, equipment and materials.

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  • The primary purpose of the IVIC is to provide a cost-effective and sustainable in vivo imaging resource for WUSM researchers. The core will provide multidimensional image acquisition, data rendering, single-cell tracking and data analysis. The core has expertise with small animal surgery and various imaging preparations including:

-Non-invasive in vivo imaging of skin, oral/nasal mucosa. *Longitudinal imaging may be possible in some models.*

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Business Hours

The core is open Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM CST. We are closed on weekends and US holidays.

Off hour Tier II appointments may be available upon request.

Off hour Tier III appointments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Please contact us if you have questions about reservations or services.

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