Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF)
John D. Hazle, Ph.D.
James A. Bankson, Ph.D.
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 – Pisters).
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