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TCDM3101 Practical Training in In vivo Imaging Techniques 4 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Center for Disease Modeling
Person in charge
Pirjo Pakarinen
Preceding studies
Basic theory of imaging methods, animal laboratory course recommended

Learning outcomes

To get acquainted with the use of various imaging techniques in preclinical research, e.g. to indentify disease pathways, to evaluate drug compounds and monitor their effects on disease, to investigate mechanisms of action in a living animal, and to characterize phenotypic properties of genetically modified animals.


Relevant mouse/rat models are exploited as examples. The techniques with potential models include:
- Optical imaging with fluorescence (a tumor model) and with bioluminescence (reporter mice)
- MicroPET/CT (an inflammation model)
- MicroCT (ex vivo; bone phenotype, osteoporosis, bone metastases)
- pQCT (ex vivo and in vivo; osteoporosis, regulation of bone)
- Radiography (osteoporosis, osteopetrosis, bone dimensions)
- Ultrasound (an atherosclerosis model)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Demonstrations/hands-on training

Teaching language


Modes of study

A written report on each session



Recommended year of study

2. year autumn
2. year spring

Study materials


Further information

The course will be organized 1-2 times/year.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
MDP in Health Biosciences
DP in Health Biosciences
Finnish Study Modules