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Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology (CBIO)/Lurie Family Imaging Center (LFIC)

Overview of Services

The Lurie Family Imaging Center (LFIC) is the preclinical arm of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology (CBIO), a 14,000 square feet preclinical experimental therapeutic facility that features advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and optical imaging scanners as well as a radiochemistry laboratory.


The facility enables Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to incorporate advanced bio-imaging endpoints into their preclinical studies to study in vivo cancer biology, novel drug efficacy, and to develop pharmacodynamic biomarker strategies.


Information for Users External to DFCI

Purchase Orders are to be made out to:

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

General Accounting, BP-425

450 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA 02215-5450


Note to Partners, Harvard, Boston Children’s and Tufts researchers:

  • Partners Health Care (includes MGH, BWH, McLean, Spaulding, etc): choose vendor 0000008573
  • Harvard (includes HMS,Dental, Wyss, HSPH, etc.): choose vendor site: 01_PRIMARY
  • Tufts University: choose Supplier 0000000655
  • Boston Children’s Hospital: choose vendor 0000001886


 If you are using a PO from an institution other than one under which you signed in, you must stop and contact the DFCI iLab staff at



Annick D. Van den Abbeele, M.D. - Chair, Department of Imaging and Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology (CBIO)

Quang-Dé Nguyen, Ph.D. - Director of Lurie Family Imaging Center

Administrative Contacts

Sarah J. Spear, ARF Manager

David B. Turner, ARF Supervisor

Debbie Taylor-Nicoleau, LFIC Program Coordinator

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

27 Dry Dock Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Links and Resources



Facility Images


PET Chamber


PET Chamber




 Facility Hallway 


Facility Hallway




Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Quang-Dé Nguyen
Director, Lurie Family Imaging Center
(617) 632-6578
DFCI Harbor Campus
Dr. Annick D. Van den Abbeele
Chair, Department of Imaging, Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology (CBIO)
(617) 632-2595
DFCI Harbor Campus
Melissa McCagg
ARF Manager
(617) 632-3522
DFCI Harbor Campus
Alex Gee
ARF Supervisor
(617) 582-8975
DFCI Harbor Campus
Debbie Taylor-Nicoleau
Research Administration
(617) 582-8969
DFCI Harbor Campus