IVIF Workshop Radiotherapy August 31st

Webex and at Agora room 02/040

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.

“Radiotherapy – A cancer Hunting Leader”

Presenter Adrien Arrigo, Msc

Tuesday August 31st 12 pm – 1pm link to the online workshop and room Agora 02/040

This course belongs to the list of seminars from the PhD in life science of the UNIL (0.5 ECTS for 6 seminars, please send your form electronically to adrien arrigo@chuv.ch and he will return it to you signed after the talk)

TITLE: Radiotherapy – A Cancer-Hunting Leader

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.


  1. Brief history of radiations and radiotherapy
  2. Physical principles
  3. How it’s done !
  4. A typicall treatment day

Course duration : 1h

IVIF workshop PET/SPECT/CT April 13th 12pm

Tuesday April 13th 12 pm – 13 pm link to the online workshopThis course belongs to the list of seminars from the PhD in life science of the UNIL (0.5 ECTS, please send your form electronically to david.viertl@chuv.ch and he will return it to you signed)

Course name : Molecular imaging with small animal PET/SPECT/CT

Course description:

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.

Course objectives:

  1. Remind the basic concept of radioactivity
  2. Understand the PET and SPECT detection principles
  3. Learn about radiotracers
  4.  Understand advantage and limitation of microPET/SPECT/CT through examples

Course duration : 30-45 minutes.

New multi-photon microscope Leica SP8 DIVE

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.