Whole Animal Luminescent Imaging Services

The Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) facilities include a centralized facility for Whole Animal Luminescent Imaging, including capabilities from fluorescent as well as luminescent imaging of intact animals. The Core has a IVIS Lumina Series III Imaging System with an added Fluorescent Protein module, located in the CAQ Surgery Suite CG740C. This suite is secured with a key pad lock to prevent unauthorized access, so you must know the current combination to gain access to the IVIS instrument (contact the director of the IVIS imaging facility, Dr. Wei Ding, 717-531-0003 x282089.

A fee for usage of the IVIS instrument, based on the amount of time the instrument is used, pays for ongoing annual maintenance agreement costs. Please contact Dr. Ding for current fees at wding@hmc.psu.edu, or Kathy Stauffer at kstauffer2@hmc.psu.edu

Scheduling for instrument use is done using the on-line calendar at http://genomics.calendarhost.com/cgi-bin/calweb/calweb.cgi. The IVIS instrument scheduling is done using the next-to-last entry on that calendar list (CAQ OR3).

Additional information about luminescent imaging as well as commercially available mouse models to use this non-invasive imaging method can be found at http://www.caliperls.com.

Additional custom transgenic mouse models for this type of imaging can be constructed in our Transgenic Animal Facility.

To arrange training for using the IVIS instrumentation or to get the current keypad combination necessary for entry into Room CAQ OR3, please contact the director of this facility, Dr. Wei Ding, 717-531-0003 x282089.