Preclinical Imaging

Preclinical Imaging

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Our preclinical imaging facilities form part of Edinburgh Preclinical Imgaging (EPI), a state-of-the-art facility providing in vivo, non-invasive imaging of structure and function of all organs and tissues of the body. EPI houses 4 imaging modalities:

The facility is within the campus at Little France where it is ideally placed to provide cross-disciplinary work in cardiovascular biology, neuroscience and physiology.


The effects in the brain of fear conditioning in awake rats assessed by functional MRI


Optical image of a mouse heart after myocardial infarction showing cathepsin from activated inflammatory cells


Micro PET images of a rat heart showing homogeneous uptake of 18F-FDG


Ultrasound of a rat heart with a myocardial infarction