Imaging Rates

Machine Time Charges for each imaging modality:

 *Rates Effective 7/1/2014*

Human Imaging Modalities

Modality

Rate

Notes

3T TRIO

For federally sponsored grants, $427/hour

For industry sponsored grants and contracts, $675/ hour

1) Federally funded research studies are partially supported through a NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (#1S10RR017212) and are therefore charged for machine time at a reduced rate.

2) The machine time charge is for the use of the 3T MRI scanner and is assessed for the total time that the 3T MR scan room is used for your study in 15 minute increments.

3T MR+PET

For federally sponsored grants, $674/hour

For industry sponsored grants and contracts, $1,133/ hour

Contrast Media

15 ml vial (body weight under 75 kg) $67.50

20 ml vial (body weight over 75 kg) $90.00

15 ml vial (body weight under 75 kg) $105.00 (External User)

20 ml vial (body weight over 75 kg) $140.00 (External User)

Data Management

For federally sponsored grants, $54/hour

For industry sponsored grants and contracts, $95/ hour

A single copy of study images on a CD, with or without viewing software, can be provided to the investigator without additional charge. Any additional data management, including clinical trial paperwork and data transmission, will be billed in one hour increments.

Small Animal Imaging Modalities

9.4T MRI

$116/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour, if facility staff conduct the study

1) Overnight scans from 7pm to 8am on samples or fixed animal tissue, only charge for 2.5 hours of scan time and 0.5 hours of staff support fee.  For samples that need more than 13 hours overnight scan, the additional hours will be charged with regular rate of $116/hour.

2) For weekend scans, please contact staff for details.

micro-PET/CT

$116/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour

1) There will be a charge for the radioisotope if not provided by the investigators, and the charge will be the actual cost we purchase through the vendor, plus 0.5 hours of staff support fee.

2) For F18-FDG, the standard dose is currently $145, but may vary.

Micro-SPECT/CT

$120/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour

1) There will be a charge for the radioisotope if not provided by the investigators, and the charge will be the actual cost we purchase through the vendor, plus 0.5 hours of staff support fee.

Specimen micro-CT

$43/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour

$26/hour for image analysis

1) Scan time per sample highly depends on imaging protocol and sample size.  Cost estimate can be requested before study.

2) Image analysis rate applies to analysis done by users and utilizing BRIC facility scanner computer and software.
CNT Micro-CT

$41/hour machine time 

Plus staff support time at $33/hour

Imaging is performed on a carbon-nanotube-based microCT.
Optical Imaging

$45/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour, if facility staff conduct the study

Rates are for IVIS-100, IVIS-Lumina, IVIS-Kinetic, and FMT -2500 systems.

Ultrasound Imaging

$62/hour machine time

Plus staff support time at $33/hour, if facility staff conduct the study

Rates are for Vevo2100 System, one located in the Marsico Hall SAI facility (SB229), and the other one located in the GMB Imaging lab (UB61).

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Please Contact Small Animal Imaging Facility at bricsai@med.unc.edu for external Rates on Small Animal imaging.

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