UTHSC is first in Texas to acquire new animal imaging system
The SPECT/CT machine enables investigators to examine both the function and anatomy of biological systems. This is accomplished through physiologic single photon tomographic imaging (SPECT) and CT scanning.
The National Institutes of Health is putting strong emphasis on small animal imaging, said Gerald D. Dodd III, M.D., professor and chairman of radiology at the Health Science Center. "Tools such as the one acquired by the department of radiology are enhancing studies of mouse models of disease, including cancer," he said.
The Health Science Center is the third academic health institution to acquire a SPECT/CT machine from manufacturer Gamma Medica of Northridge, Calif. The others are the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
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