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Small Animal Imaging Labs (SAIL) Platform

Overview of Services


The Small Animal Imaging Laboratories (SAIL) Platform of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-class center designed to support the research activities of biomedical investigators. SAIL provides a comprehensive suite of imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging (bioluminescence/fluorescence), and autoradiography. Dedicated housing is available for mice and rats undergoing longitudinal imaging studies. Ancillary facilities and resources of the SAIL are devoted to image processing & analysis, animal surgery, and radiochemistry.



Getting Started

  • Sign up for a new account using the link in the upper right hand corner, or click HERE.
  • If you belong to RI-MUHC make sure to enter "Research Center of McGill University Health Center" in the institution field.
  • Login with your iLab credentials in the upper right hand corner.
  • Forgot your password? Reset your password HERE.
  • Visit the Customer Help Manual for further guidance using iLab's Core Facility Services.



Core Team


Dr. Barry Bedell | Scientific Director

Antonio Alliaga | PET/SPECT/CT Research Associate

Mathieu Simard | Manager

Guoming Xiong | Image Analysis Scientist


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Monday through Friday  

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.          


Research Institute of the MUHC

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)

Block E, Small Animal Imaging Laboratories

Room # ES2.1602

1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC,  H4A 3J1 


Directions by public transportation:

Vendome Metro station. Alternatively, STM bus 77, liaison between Lionel-Groulx metro station and MUHC Glen site.

Links and Resources

  1. SAIL Platform

  2. RI MUHC Technology Platforms


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mathieu Simard, M.Sc.
(514) 934-1934 #76266