The following are the services provided by the AP core. Click each of the categories below to learn more.

Training is also available for each of the services. Please complete the following forms to request training:

  • Surgery (in-house and off-site)
  • Imaging (Vevo 3100 High-Frequency Ultrasound)

For questions about our services, contact Rebeccah Wood.

  • Aortic Banding (left heart failure)
  • Bile duct ligation
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Carotid Artery ligation
  • Coronary ligation (myocardial infarction)
  • Femoral Artery ligation (hindlimb ischemia)
  • Liver ischemia/reperfusion
  • Nephrectomy, 5/6 (kidney failure)
  • Pulmonary Banding (right heart failure)
  • Tail vein injections
  • Any new request considered
  • Basic Echocardiography
  • Image-Guided Cardiac Injections
  • Ultrasound in Femoral Artery
  • Ultrasound in Carotid Artery
  • 3D imaging
  • Photoacoustic Imaging with Vevo LAZR
  • Development of new imaging techniques
  • Assisted data analysis
  • Unassisted data analysis

AP Core provides Standard Protocols in surgeries and imaging (IACUC)

Here are available and upcoming protocols. You can see the current SOP in IACUC.

  • Bile Duct Ligation in Mice (Approved)
  • Pulmonary Artery Banding in Rats (Pending)
  • Myocardial Infarction (LAD) in Mice (Processing)
  • Imaging (Ultrasound) in Rodents (Under Review)

Click here to see steps on how to add the AP Core to your IACUC Protocol.