In Vivo

Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Anatomical studies in or ex vivo, with or without contrast agents
  • Dynamic MRI (e.g. for tumor perfusion studies)
  • Functional MRI (e.g. for heart monitoring)
  • Molecular MRI, using targeted contrast agents

Multispectral optoacoustic Imaging

  • Whole body mouse imaging in cross-sections
  • Imaging of endogenous chromogens (e.g. hemoglobin, oxygenated hemoglobin, melanin, lipid,…)
  • Imaging of exogenous chromogens (e.g. near-infrared fluorescent dyes, gold nanoparticles, nanortubes,…)
  • High resolution in depth (± 100 µm)
  • Real time imaging

Optical imaging in vivo

  • Bioluminescence imaging
  • Fluorescence imaging (red and near infra-red)

Nuclear molecular imaging (nuMIx)

  • PET-(CT)-scan
  • SPECT-(CT)-scan
  • Quantitative numerical autoradiography (ex vivo)
  • Imaging of functional/metabolic processes
  • (e.g. uptake/excretion of substrate tracers)
  • Imaging of molecular targets (e.g. proteins specifically expressed by a tumor or graft)
  • Imaging of cell trafficking and homing (e.g. in cellular therapy)


Academic supervisor

Photo credits: François de Ribaucourt