Application Note: Considerations When Setting Up a Preclinical In Vivo Imaging Laboratory
12 December 2017

Considerations for outfitting a preclinical imaging laboratory depend partly on the specific imaging systems in the laboratory and anticipated workflow of studies that will be made. Additionally, some aspects of laboratory set-up are necessary to meet safety and regulatory requirements while others are intended to facilitate day-to-day laboratory productivity. This application note provides an introduction to all such considerations, highlighting aspects such as the general site requirements, system and software considerations, imaging accessory requirements, animal care solutions and training/personnel considerations for setting up single modality and multimodality preclinical imaging laboratories.