At the Longwood Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF), our mission is to provide state-of-the-art small animal imaging services to researchers in the Longwood Medical Area of Harvard Medical School, as well as external academic and corporate researchers. To that end, we have designed a dynamic facility to provide multi-modality imaging, advanced data analysis, image fusion resources, custom chemistry, and a satellite animal facility for longitudinal studies.

Further, we have developed a streamlined system to expedite the movement of animals into the facility. Our goal is to make this a one-stop service for you. After your animals are transported into the Longwood SAIF, our technicians administer anesthesia, perform imaging, and care for your animals in our animal housing facility. They will then assist you with data analysis and display, and then will provide all data on a CD, DVD, or USB memory stick*.

Our on-site animal holding facility can accommodate up to 160 mouse cages and 80 rat cages. In addition, 80 radioactive mouse and rat cages can be housed.

Please email longdwoodsaif@bidmc.harvard.edu for details on animal transfer, protocol amendments and a step-by-step guide to completing the required paperwork.

 

Longwood Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF)