IVIS Imaging Core

Welcome to the IVIS Imaging Core at Boston University Medical Campus. The IVIS Imaging Core is equipped with a Xenogen IVIS imaging System – with Fluorescence Kit, Anesthesia System, and Living Image Acquisition/ Analysis Package, located at 670 Albany Street, 9th Floor, Boston.

The Primary use of the instrumentation is to non-invasively monitor bio-luminescence and fluorescence in 3 dimensions within small animal models (rats and Mice) although the instrument may also be used to assay comparatively sized tissue volumes post animal retrieval fro specimens from larger animals. The instrument is able to non-invasively monitor up to 4 mice and at once and monitor in vivo multiple fluorescent and bio-luminescent reporters simultaneously. The system also includes a Living Image Acquisition/Analysis Software Package, allowing for advanced quantification and analysis of all data acquired in 3 dimensions from each animal.

To schedule equipment time or services please use the Cores Equipment Scheduler (CES). For new users click here.




Technician Availability


IVIS Spectrum 700 Albany St., Bldg. W-913 24/7 by appointment $35 per 30 minutes unassisted
$50 per 30 minutes with assistance
IVIS Work Station  6070 Albany St., Room 232. Bench 3 24/7 by appointment $5 per 30 minutes unassisted

    Additional Information

    Thomas Balon, Ph.D.
    Core Director
    E-mail: tombalon@bu.edu
    Office: 617-414-2978; IVIS: 617-638-0184