The Small Animal Imaging facility will be getting a new PET/CT System in October. The system is funded by a recently awarded NIH high-end instrumentation (HEI) S10 grant (S10-OD023611-01, PI: Zibo Li, PhD). The new system will replace the old GE eXplore Vista PET/CT system, and is expected to have significantly improved performance for PET/CT imaging. (Click Title to read more)
Due to the adjustments on the UNC facilities and administrative (F&A) cost (increased from 52% to 55.5%), our external imaging rates will be increased accordingly. This will affect external users for future studies. Our imaging rates for internal users have not changed. These rates go into effect immediately.
The SAI facility has developed an IACUC protocol for the core to image on large animals (dogs, cats, pigs, and non-human-primates). We have successfully conducted several PET/CT and PET/MRI studies on dogs, pigs and rhesus macaques. For more information including transportation, housing, SOPs, etc, please contact Dr. Hong Yuan (email@example.com).
Users who bring animals for imaging must strictly follow the UNC animal transportation policy. Animal cages MUST be covered using an opaque sheet during transportation to avoid public exposure. For users who need to bring animals from other animal facilities, please cover the animal cages completely and come to the BRIC front desk on the first floor, call 919-966-2855 to get escorted to the imaging facility. (Click Title to read more)