Pre-Clinical Imaging Facility

Overview of Services




The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Pre-Clinical PET/CT Imaging Facility of Washington University provides multi-modality radiological imaging and image analysis for cells, tissues, and small animals. The Facility combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and a nationally recognized staff to assist investigators with a wide range of imaging based experimental approaches. The Facility currently provides a comprehensive suite of imaging modalities including: positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), and optical imaging (Cerenkov Luminescence, Bioluminescence, Fluorescence, and X-Ray imaging capability).

In addition, dedicated housing is available for mice and rats undergoing longitudinal imaging studies. Ancillary facilities and resources of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology are devoted to chemistry, radiochemistry, and image analysis.

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We appreciate that you have chosen our facility to conduct your study and would like to remind you to add the following statement to acknowledge the Pre-Clinical Pet-CT Facility in your publications and presentations.


The studies presented in this work were conducted in the MIR Pre-Clinical Pet-CT Facility of the Washington University School of Medicine.

  • [If Cancer Related]: This work was performed with the support from the Siteman Cancer Center Small Animal Imaging Core.
  • [If using the Inveon-MM]: The Siemens Inveon-MM scanner was acquired under an NIH HEI grant (S10 RR 025097 PI R.Laforest).
  • [If using the IVIS]: The Caliper IVIS imaging system was acquired under an NIH SIG (S10 RR031625 PI. YC Tai).


Dr. Kooresh Shoghi, PhD
Pre-Clinical PET/CT Facility Director
Phone: 314-362-8990


Dr. Richard Laforest, PhD
Pre-Clinical PET/CT Facility Director
Phone: 314-362-8423

Core Staff

Name Role Phone Email Location
Nikki Fettig, BS Lab Manager 314-362-8460 MIR G01
Amanda Klaas, RVT Special Procedure Technologist 314-362-8451 MIR G17
Margaret Morris Special Procedure Technologist 314-362-8428 MIR G17
Lori Strong, RT Special Procedure Technologist 314-362-8405 MIR G17

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8am - 5pm

4566 Scott Ave. Room G24
St. Louis, MO 63110

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Nikki Fettig, BS
Lab Manager