UW Radiology

Translational Bioimaging Core


image_preview (1)The Translational BioImaging Core (TBIC) provides state of the art animal imaging equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), micro positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, optical imaging, SPECT/gamma camera and Hamamatsu PET to support the wide range of scientific projects within the University of Washington (UW) – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) Cancer Consortium. This program is funded by resources available at Fred Hutch, UW Radiology, and the Washington National Primate Research Center for UW-Fred Hutch Cancer Consortium members. A hallmark of successful interdisciplinary imaging research is the assemblage of investigators from diverse backgrounds around promising imaging technologies, with further development of new scientific tools as well as novel applications of old ones to achieve effective shared resource and research objectives. TBIC is operating under this vision and will provide an essential role in support of the Consortium’s research.



The TBIC supports and facilitates imaging research for members of the Cancer Consortium using resources available at Fred Hutch and UW in collaboration with multi-disciplinary imaging research groups specialized in respective imaging technologies. The TBIC provides services including:

  • Support for animal imaging using equipment available to the Consortium
  • Consultation for the effective use of imaging for specific research projects
  • Training and education in imaging research
  • Facilitation of the development of new imaging technologies
  • Infrastructural support for animal imaging research
  • Strategic acquisition of new imaging devices

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The TBIC Core resources are allocated at Fred Hutch. Other resources are accessible through centers, shared resources, and laboratories in the Department of Radiology, Washington National Primate Research Center, and the Department of Bioengineering.






Optical Imaging (IVIS) Fred Hutch small animals  
Ultrasound (Visual Sonics Vevo 2100) Fred Hutch small animals  
Specimen Radiography (MX-20) Fred Hutch small animals  
1T MRI Fred Hutch small animals  
3T MRI (Philips Achieva) UW HSB small/large animals  
4.7T MRI / MRS (Varian) UW HSB small/large animals More info
microPET/CT (Siemens Inveon) UW ARCF small animals More info
PET (Hamamatsu) UW HSB large animals More info
Optical Imaging/OCT (In-House Production)    small animals  
3T MRI (Philips Achieva) UW SLU small/large animals  
14T MRI / MRS UW SLU small animals More info
PET / CT (Philips) UW HMC small animals More info
Please contact Robert Miyaoka rmiyaoka@uw.edu for more information about available equipment


Core Membersimage_preview (6)

Robert Miyaoka, PhD (Director, UW Radiology)

Rajesh K. Uthanmanthil, DVM, PhD, DACLAM (Associate Vice President of Fred Hutch Shared Resources and Fred Hutch Comparative Medicine)

Charles Frevert, PhD (UW Comparative Medicine)

Donghoon Lee, PhD (UW Radiology)image_preview (4)

Ruikang Wang, PhD (UW Bioengineering)


Please contact Adrienne Lehnert (alehnert@uw.edu) for general questions.

Related Linksimage_preview (5)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Comparative Medicine