The iNSiGHT is a fully functional DXA (DEXA, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) system, designed specifically for preclinical research applications. The DXA technology provides quantification of body composition, such as bone mineral density, and measures of lean and fat mass.
Hosted by Tonya Coulthard, MSc , MSc & Val Fajardo, PhD
Tonya Coulthard, MSc
Tonya Coulthard holds an MSc from the University of British Columbia in Experimental Medicine. Throughout her academic training she focused on a variety of diseases ranging from prion to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. In her professional career she has worked with several imaging and medical device companies; in these roles she has interacted with researchers around the world covering a very diverse range of research applications. In her present role at Scintica Instrumentation Tonya manages our Imaging Division; in this role she works in supporting our customers in understanding the products offered and how these instruments help to meet their research needs.
Val Fajardo, PhD
Val Fajardo is a newly appointed Canada Research Chair in Tissue Remodeling and Plasticity, at Brock University. The DXA imaging capabilities have recently been added to his lab, allowing both body composition and bone mineral content imaging, using the iNSiGHT system. Dr. Fajardo’s research focuses on muscle wasting conditions, as well as muscle metabolism, with a goal of developing clinically relevant therapies, as well as on the discovery and characterization of calcium regulatory proteins.