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Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging (SCi3)


Visit our new SCi3 website.

Important: Research Restart Handbook



Overview of Services

The Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging (SCi3) is a Stanford University service center that provides access to state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind preclinical imaging technologies to the Stanford research community. The instruments range from systems typically found in a clinical setting, but scaled for rodent usage (such as MRI, PET, CT and ultrasound), optical systems for measuring bioluminescence, fluorescence, and Cherenkov light (IVIS, Ami, Lago and Maestro systems), new modalities (MPI and photoacoustic), as well as access to advanced image analysis software, computer workstations, and surgical preparation areas. Scientists are trained to use instruments independently and can schedule studies around-the-clock as needed.

Mailing list: Updates on instrument availabilty, training etc. are posted on the SCi3 email list - please subscribe at 

Publications: If work done with this Service Center produces data resulting in a figure in a publication, you are required to acknowledge the Service Center ("Stanford Center for Innovations in In vivo Imaging (SCi3) - small animal imaging center") in the publication. If staff members of the center provided significant experimental design, data interpretation, or other intellectual contribution (as evaluated by the PI), then it is expected that these individuals will be co-authors on the publication.

SCi3 Leadership

Director: Frezghi Habte, PhD

Associate Director: Laura Jean Pisani, PhD

Faculty Director: Professor Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, PhD

Faculty Co-Directors: Craig Levin, PhD, Michael Moseley, PhD

Locations and Hours of operation

  • Clark Center
  • Comparative Medicine Pavilion
  • Lokey Stem Cell Research Building (SIM1)

Access is 24/7 with card key approval, with staff support 9-5pm M-F.

SCi3 Access and Required Trainings

Visit our SCi3 website for step-by-step instructions for Clark, SIM1 and CMP sites.

Links and Resources

  1. Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging (SCi3)
  2. SCi3@Porter - Imaging at the Technology and Innovation Park at Porter Drive
  3. Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
  4. Stanford Radiology
  5. Stanford Cancer Institute


Name Role Phone Email Location
Frezghi Habte, Ph.D.
Director of SCi3
Cark S044
Laura Pisani, Ph.D.
Associate Director of SCi3
Cark S044
Main Lab (S040)


Clark S040
MicroPET Lab (S038)


Clark S038