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Advanced imaging facility

Offering a set of longitudinal and advanced imaging technologies in the preclinical setting

What we study & facilitate

Preclinical and translational imaging techniques

Facilitating and developing advanced imaging techniques for preclinical and translation research. Combinations of imaging modalities can be applied to a single research question, or one experimental animal.


Advanced imaging lab
Advanced imaging lab

Our approach

Close interaction with scientific and industry experts

The Applied Molecular Imaging Erasmus (AMIE) facility AMIE at Erasmus MC is known for her achievements by applying physical grouping of complementary techniques and expertise. The facility has the unique advantage of having various technologies and expertise under one roof. 


Our goal

Maximizing information that can be gained from a research subject

The saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is very true for our discipline. Our goal is to elucidate the biology of cancer and aging by developing advanced imaging techniques.


our research and development

High resolution intravital microscopy

The Jacco van Rheenen research group at the Netherlands Cancer Institute has developed unique intravital microscopy techniques to visualize individual cells in real-time in whole bodies. This technique provides detailed information on the cellular behavior at single-cell level during both tissue homeostasis and tumor initiation and progression. This unique way of studying these processes has led to major breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of cancer.


our Expertise, techniques & equipment

Advanced imaging expertise for your in vivo cancer and aging research

The Applied Molecular Imaging Erasmus (AMIE) facility AMIE at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam offers advice, support and training for a wide range of imaging modalities. 

Core Equipment:
IVIS – Optical Imaging
FMT2500 – Fluorescent Optical Imaging
Quantum FX – microCT
VECTor – SPECT/PET, microCT and Optical Imaging
Inveon – PET
Discovery MR901 – 7T MRI
NanoScan – SPECT, 1T MRI
Vevo3100 - Ultrasound (with LAZR-X photoacoustic addition)

Developmental/Other Equipment:
MSOT – Optoacoustic
Gammacounter for radioactive samples


Location & facility contact

How can we help with your research?
Do you need answers to your in-depth research question? Want more information about our expertise, research or facility? Looking for a quote or an answer to something else? Please feel free to contact the facility leaders.
Location(s) of this facility
Dr. Monique Bernsen
Manager Operations AMIE Core Facility
m.bernsen@erasmusmc.nl
Prof.dr. Jacco van Rheenen
Senior Group leader, Intravital Microscopy of cancer
j.v.rheenen@nki.nl

All our facilities

Contact MCCA

For all general inquiries about MCCA, our facilities and services or how we can help with your research to combat cancer and aging, please contact Els Hermans or Marieke van de Ven.
Marieke van de Ven
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Els Hermans
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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