The Preclinical Imaging Core (PCIC) facility houses equipment providing a range of applications for structural and functional imaging in live small rodents as well as ex vivo and in vitro studies.

Intravital microscopy equipment

Intravital microscopy (IVM) provides imaging of numerous organs and tissues at microscopic level in live mice. This technology allows for one time as well as longitudinal imaging with capturing images and live videos. For more information, please visit the following websites:  

Intravital microscopy equipment

 Intravital microscope applications

  • Bone marrow
  • Brain
  • Skin
  • Lung
  • Tumor
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Small intestine
  • Colon
  • Prostate
  • Lymph node
  • Mammary tissue
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Esophagus
  • Trachea
  • Retina
IVIM applications (list is below the picture)
Intravital microscope applications

Examples of images done by intravital microscopy

IVM images of brain, hair follicle, heart, kidney and muscle
Examples of images done by intravital microscopy

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. Richard Aviv, MD

Head of Medical Imaging | Chef d'Imagerie médicale
The Ottawa Hospital | L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
Chair & Professor, Department of Radiology| Directeur & Professeur, Département de radiologie
Director, Preclinical Imaging Core | Directeur, 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]