All PIs must obtain SUNY Upstate Medical University Committee for the Humane Use of Animals (CHUA) approval prior to in vivo micro-CT scans of live animals. Non-hazardous (non-radioactive, non bio-hazardous, non-toxic) specimens do not required special approval. Any other specimens require appropriate paperwork (Radiation Safety Committee, Biohazard Committee)
Small live animals must be brought in their cages to the In Vivo Micro-CT Core Facility (WH 1111F). Specimens need to be delivered in the containers appropriate for scanning.
Please contact Dr. Krol (Phone: 315 464-7054) at least seven days in advance.
PI or a personnel designated by him/her handles the small animals under supervision of In Vivo Micro-CT Core and/or DLAR staff. They are also required to clean the anesthesia induction and the imaging chambers after completion of the scan(s).
The exact timing of your experiments will depend on the required spatial resolution, filed of view size (do you need to image the whole animal or the specimen, or only selected volume of interest) and size of the animal or the specimen (a rat scan is typically longer than a mouse scan). Based on these factors the scan duration would be in the range of 5 - 60 minutes. In addition, you need to add approximately 10 minutes for anesthetizing the animal, injection of contrast material (if required) and the animal positioning in the imaging chamber. Approximate scan duration will be estimated and provided to you prior to micro-CT imaging.
Usually you will have your transaxial images on a DVD within 1-3 business day.
When your samples are processed the in vivo micro-CT core lab will contact you.
You can access your data as follows:
Bring a DVD disk to the lab and we will copy your data files. The data s file size could be as large as 4 GB. Multiple image formats are available:
See in vivo Micro-CT Prices for our current price list.
After your animals or specimens are imaged and you have your data, your lab will be sent an invoice with your charges and instructions for payment.
Contact Scientific Director:
Andrzej Krol, PhD
Phone: 315 464-7054