The Small Animal Imaging Core supports the transdisciplinary translational efforts of Cancer Center members at USC Norris. Led by Dr. Peter Conti since 2007, the Core provides: 1) small animal and specimen imaging services, including PET (Positron Emission Tomography), CT (Computed Tomography), ultrasound, optical, X-ray, and digital autoradiography; 2) image processing and data analysis services; 3) guidance on study design and protocol development and submissions to IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee), Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee; and 4) education and training on animal imaging and its impact on translational cancer research. Cancer Center members with peer-reviewed funding are the primary users of this Core. Through small animal imaging, they are able to combine traditional approaches to cancer research and show application in a translational setting. Noninvasive and nonlethal techniques reduce variability in data and allow users to monitor animal models over periods of time thereby reducing the costs associated with using large numbers of animals. By enabling single-point access to novel technology, the Core has fostered transdisciplinary efforts for cancer research at USC Norris. Continual upgrades to imaging equipment and software, as well as education of Cancer Center members in novel methodologies, have enhanced their cancer imaging capabilities and overall research efforts. In FY 2013-2014, 19 peer-review funded members used the Core, representing 68% of total users. The Core continues to grow and will be adding new imaging modalities (e.g., Mediso nanoScan PET/CT) during the next project period.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA014089-45
Application #
9838168
Study Section
Subcommittee I - Transistion to Independence (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2019-12-01
Budget End
2020-11-30
Support Year
45
Fiscal Year
2020
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Type
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
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