Pre-Clinical Imaging Core

Preclinical Imaging Core (PCIC)

The Pre-Clinical Imaging Core (PCIC) is a state-of-the-art facility housed within the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, RGN building. You can find us in the Animal Care and Veterinary services facility area.

Pre-clinical Imaging Core introduction at uOttawa

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Fees and billing

User fees are used to offset some of the expenses incurred in the operation of the facility.
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IVIS mice image
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Booking - access

Users with an ACVS animal protocol can now book time through Infinity.
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Publication policy

In the methods or acknowledgments of your paper, please mention that your data was taken at the University of Ottawa PCIC facility.

What's new?

You can now find more detail on who we are and services we provide.

If you have in vivo imaging equipment that you would like to share with other researchers, we can publish the details and your contact information on our equipment page. You can find more information on the equipment page, under "other equipment".

PCIC has upgraded

PCIC uses Infinity by Idea Elan.

PCIC has a new X-RAD 320 (May 2024)

PCIC has a new optical imaging system: Newton 7.0 FT500 (May 2024)

PCIC has a NIR II range imager: IR-VIVO (December 2023)

PCIC has a functional Ultrasound: Iconeus One 256 (June 2024)

PCIC is inviting Faculty of Medicine visitors to check out the cork boards with information about PCIC equipment, services, and more. The boards are located by the MRI suite (room 1327)

Contact us

Preclinical Imaging Core

Located within the Animal Care and Veterinary Service, University of Ottawa
Roger Guindon Hall, rooms 1327-1340
451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1H 8M5

Dr. Carole Dennie, MD

Head of Medical Imaging | Chef d'Imagerie médicale
The Ottawa Hospital | L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
Chair & Professor, Department of Radiology| Directrice et Professeure, Département de radiologie
Director, Preclinical Imaging Core | Directrice, Centre d’Imagerie Préclinique
University of Ottawa | Université d’Ottawa

Roland Pilgram, PhD

Facility Manager, Preclinical Imaging Core

For imaging inquiries, please contact us at [email protected]

Holly Orlando, DVM

Director, Animal Care and Veterinary Service
[email protected]