Experimental radiology and small-animal imaging


Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Uder

Experimental radiology and small-animal imaging

Team: Prof. Dr. T. Bäuerle, Dr. S. Ellmann

Dedicated preclinical scanners are available for in and ex vivo studies. Imaging modalities include MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, ultrasound, and optical imaging. The focus of this working group is on the establishment and optimization of innovative multimodal imaging techniques within the framework of individual and collaborative projects (e.g. Sonderforschungsbereich 1181 or the Emerging Fields Initiative ' Big THERA '). Information is collected non-invasively using molecular, functional and morphological imaging and is evaluated with respect to the underlying pathology or pathophysiology. Sample applications include the study of experimental bone metastases, of murine inflammatory models, and of human surgical specimen. The aim is to translate these procedures into clinical application.

For more information, visit the Preclinical Imaging Platform Erlangen (PIPE).

International cooperations
  • Prof. A. Bogdanov, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
  • Prof. W. Fahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Prof. A. Guermazi, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
  • Prof. J. Titze, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Prof. S. Trattnig, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Österreich