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Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging at Porter (Sci3@Porter)



Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging at Porter (Sci3@Porter) is a Service Center Imaging facility that provide resources for the application and advancement of technologies for in-vivo biological assessment and imaging in animal models. Its mission is to develop an infrastructure, strategies, expertise and tools to perform mutlimodality in-vivo imaging in animal models and/or clinical translations.

As a Service Center, the imaging facility operate on a fee-for-service basis for users who are trained to use the instrument normally independently or with minimum supervision. Usage fees are calculated at per usage hour base and include reconstruction of data sets in standard format.  The service center does not provide radioisotopes and contrast imaging agents and these costs are not included in the instrument usage fee but basic consumables are usually provided.

Investigators who are interested in joining the facility and get more information about how to obtain access to the facility,  get hands on training or other services of the facility should contact Dr. Frezghi Habte.  

Getting Started

  • Stanford Users:  LOGIN or REGISTER for an iLab account using valid Stanford credentials (SUNet ID).

Publication Acknowledgement

All imaging work done at this facility if produces data resulting in a figure in a publication, all users are required to acknowledge the Service Center ("Stanford Preclinical Imaging Facility at Porter Drive") in the publication. Further, if staff members provided significant contributions on 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.  


Edwin Chang

Phone: 650-721-3129

Berta Owns
Phone: 650-721-3299

Location and Hours of operation

Hours Location

Hours Open              24-7

Staff Support           9am - 5pm

3155 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Access to the Imaging Facility is by Card Key - to grant access, the following safety training are generally required to be completed first.

  • EHS 4200 General Safety
  • EHS 1900 Chemical Safety for Laboratories
  • EHS 2200 Compressed Gas Safety
  • EHS 1500 BioSafety
  • EHS 3400 Ergonomics
  • EHS 5275 Working Safely Near Radioactive Materials

Please also note that other training may be required to use specific instruments.

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Edwin Chang
Rm 1106

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