Imaging is an essential part of biomedical research. It gives a window into structure, form and function of living tissue. We can apply the term imaging to any process that captures a spatial view of an object.
We centre our work around the three major technologies of:
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- positron emission tomography (PET)
- fluorescence techniques (IVIS)
These are continually evolving techniques which convey huge flexibility. By combining expertise in the basic science, which underpins the technology with biomedical drive for application, we can tailor each modality to a myriad of biomedical targets. This is through the innovative development of tracer molecules or scanning sequences.
About the Centre
CIVI is a multi-disciplinary, cross-faculty research centre. We established the Centre in 2014 to bring together our world-class expertise in imaging. CIVI extends across Newcastle Biomedicine to include partners in the local NHS Trusts.
Together we aim to develop innovative, non-invasive imaging methodology for our biomedical research. We also promote the application of these techniques to address important problems of human health.
Our work spans all areas of imaging development and translational, from studies in preclinical models through to clinical trial work. We draw on expertise from across Newcastle University including:
- Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre (MRI)
- Newcastle Positron Emission Tomography Centre (PETMR and PETCT)
- Radiochemistry and Tracer Production Facilities
- Newcastle Preclinical In Vivo Imaging Facilities
CIVI members also contribute imaging expertise to research as part of: