The Optical Imaging Shared Resource provides ongoing service to the Cancer Center and its members by providing access to state-of-the-art optical imaging equipment, including multiparameter digital imaging workstations, confocal microscopes, and multiphoton microscopes. Highly experienced personnel in the shared resource are available to consult with users of the facility regarding the appropriate instrumentation or imaging technique for their specific needs. Advice on experimental design is offered, including recommendations on specimen preparation and probe selection. Users are initially introduced to the equipment and assisted in feasibility studies. Once feasibility is demonstrated, users are trained by the staff to be primary operators of the instrumentation. Once trained, users have access to the facility on an as needed basis following reservation of instrument time. Alternatively, assistance with image acquisition, analysis, and processing are also offered as a service of the shared resource.
High-end instrumentation for acquisition and analysis of optical data is expensive and requires continued maintenance and improvements. The necessary commitment to this technology is often difficult to maintain within individual laboratories, especially when optical imaging is not a major focus for the laboratory. Therefore, the Optical Imaging Shared Resource fills a critical need of Cancer Center investigators by offering access to state-of-the-art technology for imaging of living cells, tissues, and animals;consultation, education and assistance regarding the theory and application of optical imaging techniques;and technical advice on specimen preparation techniques and probe selection.
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