Preclinical Imaging

Director: Todd E. Peterson, Ph.D.
Specific Aim: To develop, implement, optimize, and validate quantitative surrogate biomarkers of gastrointestinal disease to support preclinical research.


  • To provide non-invasive imaging metrics of digestive disease initiation, progression and treatment in response to the needs of VDDRC investigators
  • To facilitate and foster collaborations between VDDRC members and expert imaging scientists by developing cutting edge imaging tools to address important problems in digestive disease research
  • To provide support for imaging data analysis customized to project-specific applications across VDDRC-supported Cores, including co-registration and integration of multiple imaging modalities, histology and imaging mass spectrometry