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Breaking Through Bacterial Barriers in Chronic Treatment-Resistant Wounds

May 23, 2023

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed a new method that combines palmitoleic acid, gentamicin, and non-invasive ultrasound to help improve drug delivery in chronic wounds that have been infected with S. aureus. Using their new strategy, researchers including BRIC faculty member Dr. Paul Dayton, and Dr. Sarah … Read more

Dr. Hong Yuan awarded S10 Grant

May 18, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Hong Yuan, Director of the BRIC Small Animal Imaging facility, on her awarded S10 Grant for her project entitled, “Preclinical Vevo-F2 ultrasound imaging system for Small Animal Imaging core facility.” This $490K grant funds the installation of a preclinical ultrasound imaging system in BRIC’s Small Animal Imaging core facility. The new system … Read more

Imaging Alzheimer Animal Models

September 13, 2017

Earlier this year, a study proposed by Dr. Todd Cohen (PI) and Dr. Rick Meeker (Co-PI) was selected by the SOM for funding as ECBR grant award. The study is titled “Inflammation, Aging and Alzheimer Disease Vulnerability”. (Click Title to read more)

The New Animal PET/CT System

September 13, 2017

The Small Animal Imaging facility will be getting a new PET/CT System in October. The system is funded by a recently awarded NIH high-end instrumentation (HEI) S10 grant (S10-OD023611-01, PI: Zibo Li, PhD). The new system will replace the old GE eXplore Vista PET/CT system, and is expected to have significantly improved performance for PET/CT imaging. (Click Title to read more)

Imaging Rate Adjustment for External Studies

September 13, 2017

Due to the adjustments on the UNC facilities and administrative (F&A) cost (increased from 52% to 55.5%), our external imaging rates will be increased accordingly. This will affect external users for future studies. Our imaging rates for internal users have not changed. These rates go into effect immediately.

Large Animal Imaging Capabilities

September 13, 2017

The SAI facility has developed an IACUC protocol for the core to image on large animals (dogs, cats, pigs, and non-human-primates). We have successfully conducted several PET/CT and PET/MRI studies on dogs, pigs and rhesus macaques. For more information including transportation, housing, SOPs, etc, please contact Dr. Hong Yuan (

Publications Using Imaging Services and Acknowledgement

September 13, 2017

Please always include our Cancer Core Grant support in you acknowledgement. We also need your help to update our publication records with your imaging work done in the core. To go to our online publication entry form. (Click Title to read more)

Imaging on BSL2 animals

September 13, 2017

The SAI facility has established a SOP for imaging on BSL2 animals within the imaging labs. Requests for imaging BSL2 animals must be made prior to imaging studies. (Click Title to read more)