2017 SAI Facility News and Announcements
Find out what is new and exciting at the BRIC Small Animal Facility
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)
The SAI facility has established a SOP for imaging on BSL2 animals within the imaging labs. Requests for imaging BSL2 animals must be made prior to imaging studies. (Click Title to read more)
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).
Please always include our Cancer Core Grant support in your acknowledgment. We also need your help to update our publication records with your imaging work done in the core. To go to our online publication entry form. (Click Title to read more)
The 3rd Triangle Imaging Symposium will be hosted by the BRIC on April 18, 2018. Please mark your calendar. (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.
Carrie Wilczewski, of Dr. Frank Conlon’s lab, is conducting studies that focus on visualizing and quantifying alterations in heart development in embryonic models of congenital heart disease. (Click Title to read more)
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)
Earlier this year, a study proposed by Dr. Todd Cohen (PI) and Dr. Rick Meeker (Co-PI) was selected by the SOM for funding as ECBR grant award. The study is titled “Inflammation, Aging and Alzheimer Disease Vulnerability”. (Click Title to read more)