Capabilities & Services

Advanced Preclinical Imaging Center (APIC)

The multitude of research and training tools available through APIC is an instrumental and invaluable addition to the University of Minnesota. The infrastructure of this facility provides investigators and trainees with numerous capabilities and resources for their scientific endeavors.

Capabilities & Services

Hybrid Interventional Angiography Surgical Suite

Hybrid Angiography SuiteA hybrid interventional angiography surgical suite features the Toshiba Infinix, a superior imaging system for large animal cardiovascular and neurovascular investigations. This system is a fixed floor mounted C-Arm with an innovative multiaxis mechanism, advanced image processing, and 3D imaging technology. It is fully integrated with a hybrid operating table, ultrasound imaging, hemodynamic monitoring, video recording and an adjacent viewing room for observers. This surgical suite is perfect for transcatheter surgery, device development, cardiac, endovascular and interventional studies.

Surgical and Induction Suites

Surgical and Induction SuitesAdditional surgical suite is available to allow for simultaneous studies in each surgical suite. An induction space, post-operative area, necropsy suite and autoclave provide ample support for pre- and post-study requirements.



Expertise and Abilities

Technician at computer workstationAt APIC, our team can perform and support a range of surgical specialties, including, but not limited to cardiac, endovascular and interventional.  APIC staff can support acute or chronic procedures and studies and work closely with RAR Veterinary staff.





Engineering and Wet Bench Laboratories

Capabilities Include:

Toshiba Infinix with integrated operating table
Drager Narkomed Anesthesia Machines
Ultralow ‐80 Freezer
Supreme Air LV Bench Fume hood
Biosafety Cabinet
GE C‐Arm
Datex patient monitors
Maquet Surgical Lights 
Instrumentation Laboratory GEM 3500 Blood Gas Analyzer
Siemens Acuson Ultrasound/ICE
Lifepak 12 Defibrillator
Computer with 60” Monitor
Scotman Ice Machine
Portable Anesthesia Machine
Isotemp Shaking and General Purpose Water Bath 
Tuttnauer Autoclave