Touchstone Diabetes Center

Metabolic Phenotyping Core

Body Compositions

Bruker Minispec mq10

The Bruker Minispec mq10 measures body composition parameters, including fat mass, lean tissue mass, free water, and total body water following a 2 minute scan. Data analysis is automated and numeric results are stored in excel format. Mice do not need to be anesthetized.

Scheduling is recommended but not required. Location: Y5.222 (South Campus) Mice cannot be transported from Y5.222 back into animal facilities.
Cost is $3 per mouse for UT Southwestern investigators.

Contact: Duyen Do

EchoMRI-100™

The EchoMRI-100™ is a QNMR system that provides precise measurements of whole body composition parameters: body fluids, total body fat, lean mass, and total body water in live mice up to 130 grams. Like the Bruker Minispec, each scan takes 2 minutes and no anesthesia is required.

The EchoMRI is in the JA facility* on South Campus and the cost is $3 per mouse. Please contact the core to set-up a scan.

*Due to the location of the EchoMRI (JA2.304), only mice currently housed in the JA barrier are eligible to be scanned by this machine. All other mice must use the Bruker Minispec on South Campus.

Contact: Syann Lee

MicroCT Scanner

The MicroCT scanner delivers high quality volumetric images with low dosing to support demanding longitudinal studies.

The MicroCT scanner is located in the JA* mouse facility on South Campus and the cost is $50 per hour (rounded up) of scanning time. Please contact the core to schedule an appointment.

*Due to the location of the MicroCT scanner (JA2.302), only mice currently housed in barrier facilities are eligible to be scanned by this machine. Mice can be transported via ARC between NG and JA.

Contact: Clint Myrick

 

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