Physiological assay at UCSF

An organismal assay designed to capture information pertaining to the the organic processes and phenomena of an organism or any of its parts or of a particular bodily process.
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Animal physiology monitoring, Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, Electroencephalography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Pulmonary function tests
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CTSI CRS Body Composition/Exercise Physiology/Metabolism Core

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Moffitt
Contact: John Shepherd 415-891-7437

  • 3D Optical Whole Body Scan
  • Anthropometry
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
  • EKG monitoring
  • Muscle function testing by Biodex
  • Real-time glucose monitoring for glucose clamp studies
  • Resting energy expenditure by indirect calorimetry
Mt. Zion

1.5T MRI at Mt. Zion

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Mt. Zion
Contact: Lisa Wilmes 415-514-7207

  • %FAT specimen measurement
  • Whole body composition

DRC Mouse Metabolism Core

Diabetes Research Center, Parnassus
Contact: Chris Paillart (415) 341-7301

  • DEXA Piximus to measure bone (density) and tissue (fat mass & lean mass) composition

Neurobehavioral Core for Rehabilitation Research (NCRR)

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Research, Parnassus
Contact: Sandra Canchola 415-476-5045

  • Buried Food Test - a simple task designed to check for the ability to smell volatile odors.

XMR Suite

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Parnassus
Contact: Leslie Lind,

  • Interventional MRI