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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.


A xenocraft mouse model is exploited as an example of preclinical research projects making use of various imaging and other research methods. The techniques include:
- Optical imaging with fluorescence (in vivo)
- MicroPET/CT (in vivo)
- MicroCT (ex vivo)
- Radiography (ex vivo)
- Ultrasound (in vivo)
- Echo-MRI (in vivo)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Demonstrations/hands-on training

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English

A written project report



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
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging