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Rutgers University Molecular Imaging Core (RUMIC)

Overview of Services

The Rutgers University Molecular Imaging Core (RUMIC), located within the vivarium of the RWJMS Research Tower (Busch Campus), provides imaging resources for the non-invasive evaluation of structural features and biological processes in living systems, disease models, ex vivo organs and preserved specimens. Physical objects (e.g., biomaterials, viscous fluids, ice crystals, assembled electronics, polymers, medical devices, etc.) can also be evaluated. Comprehensive imaging modalities for the basic and preclinical sciences include MRI, PET/CT, microCT, nanoCT, Optical/X-ray Imaging and High-Resolution Ultrasound/Echocardiography. Image reconstruction, animation, 3D displays and quantitative image analysis can be conducted at RUMIC workstations or via remote access to advanced VivoQuantTM software. The Core is located within an animal holding facility for serial imaging, anesthesia, surgery, animal treatment and veterinary care. In addition to consultation and experimental services, the Core offers periodic training and conducts research to improve existing imaging technologies. Our mission is to empower Rutgers investigators by promoting independent use of the imaging systems, however expert assistance is available. The RUMIC is comprised of the Director, Dr. Ed Yurkow, Asst. Dir./Manager & MRI Specialist Derek Adler, CT Imaging Specialist Patricia Buckendahl, and Project Research Associates, Sean Wang (In Vivo Studies/Animal Surgeon), and Peter Kuhn (In Vitro/Ex Vivo Scientist). To arrange independent or collaborative projects contact Ed Yurkow at For scheduling RUMIC tours and imaging sessions contact Derek Adler at

Grant Support: The RUMIC offers a wide variety of items to support imaging studies proposed in grant applications including: 1) Letters of Support; 2) Text for Facilities & Equipment and Vertebrate Animal Sections; 3) Biosketches and; 4) low- or no-fee POC and feasibility images for R21 submissions. For Grant Support, select the "Request Services" tab above and click "initiate request" (green arrow). Fill out the PI info and then click "Proceed". Scroll down, select Grant Support and complete and save the request form. Our staff will address your request promptly. 

IACUC Protocols: Do you want the RUMIC to provide imaging support for your in vivo studies? If so, we have assembled a library of pre-written text describing animal handling, imaging techniques and procedures for each of our imaging modalities to cut & paste into your IACUC protocol. We also help coordinate transport of animals between vivaria for housing during imaging projects.


Edward Yurkow Director 848-445-1405 675 Hoes Lane (West), Piscataway, NJ 08854

Derek Adler (Scheduling Contact)

Asst. Dir. & Manager 848-445-1563 675 Hoes Lane (West), Piscataway, NJ 08854

Location and hours of operation


 M-F, 9am-5pm 


Links and Resources

Rutgers University Molecular Imaging Core Website 

Rutgers iLab User Manuals

Rutgers iLab Video Tutorials

Rutgers iLab FAQs


675 Hoes Lane (West)

Piscataway, NJ, 08854






Name Role Phone Email Location
Edward Yurkow
675 Hoes Lane (West), Piscataway, NJ 08854
Derek Adler (Major Scheduling Contact)
Asst. Dir / Manager
675 Hoes Lane (West), Piscataway, NJ 08854