UW-FHCRC Animal Bioimaging Center (ABIC)

Bioimaging involves the use of technologies to view samples from animals that cannot be seen to the unaided eye. Such imaging equipment includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), micro positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, optical imaging, SPECT/gamma camera, and micro computed tomography (CT).

They are used in many animal research projects, from the study of the rate of disease growth in animals and other pathologies in either bio-engineered animals or ones given diseases, to the effects of experimental drugs, surgeries and other protocols.  In order for these imaging technologies to be successful, it requires the forcible restraint of animals, or the use of animals that are killed or have died in the course of the progression of disease.

The ABIC provides the equipment, resources, and support for the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, as well as the the UW’s Department of Radiology, Washington National Primate Research Center, and the Department of Bioengineering.

Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, Director
Professor and Vice Chair, Research, Radiology
Adjunct Professor, BioEngineering
Director, Neuroimaging and Biotechnology Laboratory
1959 N.E. Pacific Street, RR215, Box 357115
Seattle, WA 98195-7115
Phone: (206) 543-3320

Donghoon Lee, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Washington
SLU C256, Box 358051
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 685-2357

His research focus is MR studies of mice who are languishing with brain tumors and muscular dystrophy.

Donna Cross, PhD
Primate PET Support
Phone: 206-598-3702

Susan C. Dowling, DVM
UW Animal Housing Support
Phone: 206-221-3933

Vickie Sillers, LVT
Transportation Support

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