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.

Our System

PCIC houses the X-RAD 320 irradiator (Pecision X-Ray). X-RAD 320 is an easy-to-use powerful shielded X-ray irradiator available for use in in vivo and in vitro studies. A 20x20 cm field and use of a pie cage enables fast and easy whole-body irradiation of a maximum of 11 mice at once. X-RAD 320 is equipped with a collimator and anesthesia system which provide the option of targeted irradiation. Besides in vivo use (zebrafish to rats), change of filters also enables application for in vitro studies. 

xRAD machine

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]