In Vivo Imaging Core

Instruments and Services

The Notre Dame In Vivo Imaging Core provides a non-invasive approach to observe various disease and biological conditions in living systems. This facility currently has ten instruments under management spanning eight modalities available for direct user access.

Animal Research Compliance

The federal government and University policy require that the care and use of all vertebrate laboratory animals be monitored by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). IACUC review and approval is required when animals are used in any research studies and instructional programs. The University of Notre Dame has an approved Assurance of Compliance on file with the National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. Learn more at


Researchers can be trained to use our devices or services can be provided by experienced staff. Contact the Assistant Director of Biological Imaging, Sarah Chapman, for training, consultation, and/or experimental service.


Rates are updated annually. Our goal is to train and empower users to independently utilize the facility and its resources.