3-D imaging system available for WSU researchers to use

Ivis-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new piece of equipment will allow Washington State University researchers to do high-precision, long-term studies using fewer animals and chemicals, potentially reducing costs and increasing the validity of results.

With the IVIS (in vivo imaging systems) Spectrum CT (http://www.perkinelmer.com/Catalog/Product/ID/IVISSCT), scientists will be able to track, measure and create 3-D images of such things as tumor growth and the movement of infection and drugs in anaesthetized live animals over time. Learn more at http://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/equipment-resources/ivis-live-imaging.

Ivis-200The instrument is housed in the basement of the new Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building (VBRB). The equipment was provided by a grant from the Murdock Trust.

Researchers who wish to use it can contact equipment manager David DeWitt at ddewitt@vetmed.wsu.edu.

The cost to use the IVIS covers the service contract, consumables and technical assistance. The cost is:

Standard rate (CVM): $30/hr with a 2-hour minimum
For WSU but outside CVM: add 25%
For outside WSU: add 35%
First 10 hr/yr: 50% of standard rate (per PI)
Cancellation policy: One week notice or session will be charged at 50% rate



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