Facilities: Biomedical Imaging

The Molecular Imaging Laboratory is equipped with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Optical Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, Molecular Biology, and Radiochemistry research support facilities and a mechanical and electronic shop for constructing RF probes

The laboratory has two state-of-the-art NMR machines: A Bruker Avance III 7.0 Tesla (300 MHz), 21 cm horizontal bore MRI/MRS system and a Bruker Avance 9.4 Tesla (400 MHz), 89 mm vertical bore MRI/MRS system.

Bruker 7T MRI

The laboratory has a PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum imaging system which has brought physics and biology together for the practice of real-time in vivo imaging.

Perkin-Elmer IVIS Spectrum

The laboratory has a Bruker Albira PET/SPECT/CT machine currently undergoing installation and testing.

Other Facilities

The mechanical and electronic shop is designed for constructing RF probes for various imaging purposes and various sizes of animals.


The laboratory has a facility for Molecular Biology featuring equipment for cell culture, molecular analysis, and molecular probe synthesis and in vitro characterization.


The laboratory has a facility for radiochemistry, featuring equipment for preparation of radionucleotides for PET imaging as well as preparation of other chemical agents.

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For new projects, please contact Dr. Paul Wang (pwang@howard.edu) to schedule an initial meeting to discuss feasibility and project timeline.

For scheduling established projects: Please use Idea Elan or contact Stephen Lin (stephen.lin@howard.edu)