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Small Animal Imaging Resource Program
Small animal imaging is increasingly recognized as an important facet of preclinical and translational cancer research. Perhaps most significant among the clear advantages of imaging experimental animals is that physiology, pathology and novel phenotypes can be understood in the most relevant milieu — in an intact, living system. Less obvious is the fact that often the most significant leap forward an already important biological study takes is when its results can be extended to the in vivo case — a necessary and often sufficient precondition for success in the clinic.
The Johns Hopkins Small Animal Imaging Resource Program (SAIRP) labors to provide that translational step, generating the confidence necessary to move new cancer therapies to patients. Our ultimate goal is to move small animal imaging science forward to the point that the incorporation of these imaging techniques is second nature to the daily practice of cancer researchers.