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Laboratory Resources

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)

VUIIS_smallThe VUIIS is a trans-institutional initiative that brings together physicians, scientists, students and corporate affiliates to advance the science and technology of in vivo imaging and to apply this technology to improve the understanding of human biology and health. The VUIIS operates state-of-the-art facilities for imaging research, including centers for molecular probe development, small animal imaginghuman imaging, and computational imaging.  The principal human imaging resources that we use in our studies include two 3T Philips Intera MR imager/spectrometers, a 7T Philips Achieva MR imager/spectrometer, and a Philips Epiq 7 human ultrasound scanner. Through partnerships with academic programs in biomedical engineering, chemical and physical biology, chemistry, physics, and other disciplines, the VUIIS also provides an exemplary training environment for postdoctoral fellows, graduate and medical students, and undergraduates.


Medical Center North and Oxford House Laboratories

Lab facilities in Medical Center North and Oxford House include about 1000 sq. ft. of wet bench, office, and laboratory space for human physiology research. The major equipment in the labs includes

  • Custom-built, fully MRI-compatible systems for measuring muscle force production during isometric contractions about the knee and ankle joints
  • Blanketrol III water-circulating systems for hyper/hypo-thermia
  • Siemens Sequoia Acuson 512 ultrasound imager
  • ISS, Inc. Model 96108 dual channel, multi-distance frequency-domain near-infrared spectrometer
  • Hokanson E20 Rapid Cuff Inflator and AG101 Air Source
  • Run Technologies EMG System
  • Trackmaster TM425 Motorized Treadmill
  • Lode Cycle Ergometer
  • Medgraphics Metabolic Cart/Welch-Allyn ECG