Small Animal Imaging Facility

The Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF) is a core MD Anderson research resource. It was established in 2001, became part of and is partially funded by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CA16672, PI – DePinho).

The SAIF team provides comprehensive imaging support services for MD Anderson cancer investigators, including:

  • Assistance in experimental design
  • Developing specialty equipment and innovative procedures for imaging
  • Preparing animals for studies, inducing and maintaining appropriate anesthesia and immobilization of animals during imaging
  • Processing and interpreting data for publication or grant preparation