The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is a core molecular imaging facility and provides state-of-the art small animal imaging equipment, including PET, SPECT, CT and US, to support the wide range of scientific projects within the diverse research community of the Johns Hopkins University and beyond.
Noninvasive imaging has powerfully augmented the investigation of various disease processes in fields such as Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation. Spectacular advances in molecular imaging provide unparalleled opportunities for combined anatomic and functional imaging.
About the Center
The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is an interdisciplinary center with broad goals mainly focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of infectious and inflammatory processes. This center draws upon expertise throughout Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, including Infectious Diseases investigators in Pediatrics and Medicine, Radiology and Oncology. Infectious Diseases and Radiology currently have significant ongoing collaborations that focus on developing novel methods for directly imaging Mycobacterium tuberculosis, inflammation associated with TB and monitoring their response to treatment. These initial collaborations have led to the award of several grants and publications. Although this center primarily has a preclinical focus, due mainly to extensive yet evolving infrastructure for small animal imaging, clinical infection and inflammation imaging studies are also being conducted.
The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research (Ci3R) core provides state-of-the art small animal imaging equipment, including PET, SPECT, CT and US, to support the wide range of scientific projects within the diverse research community of the Johns Hopkins University and beyond. The Center is located within the Cancer Research Building-II Animal Facility. Ci3R is run by trained technologists that can assist investigators and researchers to achieve their imaging research goals between the hours of 9am-5pm. Imaging outside of these times could also be considered on a case by case basis as per the needs of the imaging. For all new imaging studies requiring the use of PET/SPECT, a meeting should be scheduled to discuss them with the Ci3R Director – Sanjay K. Jain, MD – prior to any scheduling. To schedule a consultation or study, please call us at 410-614-3051 or email Sanjay Jain, MD and/or Mariah Klunk, BS. Also please visit our CrossLab site
Imaging of Infectious Diseases Interest Group at the World Molecular Imaging Society
The World Molecular Imaging Society has formed an interest group focused on developing imaging for infectious diseases. Read more about this subgroup here.