On the top of intravital microscopy, in vivo optical imaging, MRI, PET/CT and microCT our facility is also providing preclinical radiotherapy thanks to our focalized irradiator XRAD SmART at agora.
Lately we had the chance to welcome Adrien Arrigo to our facility. Adrien performed is master of science in public health at Lausanne and as experience on clinical radiotherapy. He joined the IVIF last June and in no time could set up Quality controls and protocols for proper preclinical Radiotherapy.
He accepted to also give you a talk so that you can have a good overview of the radiotherapy and what can be done in preclinical at our facility.
DESCRIPTION: This course will present the history of radiation therapy from its beginnings to current advances. Radiation is known, studied and used in many different ways and in many different fields. You will be led to understand its use in modern medicine to destroy cancers by various applications and physical principles.
Course name : Molecular imaging with small animal PET/SPECT/CT
The microPET/CPECT/CT are in vivo, (semi-)quantitative, molecular imaging modalities for small animal models of human diseases. It has a wide spectrum of application in biomedical research ranging from fundamental studies of healthy biology processes to molecular targeting of tumors or other associated pathological developments.
The seminar aims to present the basic principles of radioactivity and the three most common types of radionuclide decay. Then, the PET and SPECT techniques will be introduced and it will be explained how they are working from the radioactivity detection to the image generation. In addition, the concept of radiotracer will be defined and the most commons will be presented. Finally, examples of basic and advanced microPET/SPECT/CT applications will be shown.
Remind the basic concept of radioactivity
Understand the PET and SPECT detection principles
Learn about radiotracers
Understand advantage and limitation of microPET/SPECT/CT through examples
We are happy to announce the installation of a new multi-photon microscope at the IVIF on the AGORA site. It is an advanced system, equipped with a Mai-Tai laser (690-1040 nm) and an InsightX3 (690-1300 nm) from spectra physics on the top of 4 detectors. This will allowed excitation and emission of at least 4 colors simultaneously. It became possible thanks to the recruitment of Pr. Mikael Pittet to Agora. It will be soon available for booking on IRIS.