The Primate Multimodality Imaging Center (PMIC) is a comprehensive imaging facility dedicated to state-of-the-art multimodality non-invasive imaging of non-human primates. The center is located in a building designed specifically for large animal in vivo imaging with biplane angiography, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, ultrasound, and DEXA; together with support laboratories (wet lab, radionuclide lab). The center is directly adjacent to the existing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) center, with direct hallway transport to the Animal Services Building (ASB)-1 that houses non-human primates and advanced surgical facilities.
The PMIC is designed to provide not only imaging equipment and image analysis software, but also expert guidance with respect to selection of appropriate imaging modalities, image acquisition and analysis protocols, contrast agent selection and development, and coordination with the Center for Radiologic Research for radionuclide probes. All services involving radionuclide imaging (PET, SPECT), angiography, or CT require a Facilitation Meeting with imaging experts prior to initiating studies in order to establish image acquisition protocols, animal welfare, and coordination with CRR or other resources. These meetings can be scheduled prior to final IACUC.