Intraperitoneal catheter placement for pharmacological imaging studies in conscious mice

Eilis Boudreau, Gang Chen, Xin Li, Kari Buck, Robert Hitzemann, Debra Hickman

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Imaging studies that use rodents sometimes involve intraperitoneal administration of pharmacological compounds. To facilitate such studies, the authors developed a simple and easily mastered technique for placing an intraperitoneal catheter in a conscious mouse. This technique eliminates the need to remove the animal from the scanner to administer a drug through the intraperitoneal route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalLab Animal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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