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Using the Facility
SAIRF scans animals up to ~500 grams as well as inanimate objects for investigators. Our general workflow includes:
- Consultation & study design
- Animal Protocols & housing
- Imaging/data acquisition
Images and Videos
The Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility is an award-winning facility, with four "Image of the Year" wins and honorable mentions since 2006.
Acknowledging SAIRF & NIH S10 SIG Equipment
If you used the SAIRF services and/or equipment, you are responsible for acknowledging the SAIRF in publications, posters and presentations. If you used equipment that was funded by the NIH via S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG), then you must acknowledge the NIH S10 grant as well. For example, “The authors would like to acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant: NCI P30 CA014520, University of Wisconsin Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility and [insert one of the following NIH S10 Shared Instrumentation Grants] for supporting this work.”
-MiLabs microSPECT/CT SIG: NIH S10OD028670-01
-Faxitron Digital X-Ray SIG: NIH S10OD023676-01
-VisualSonics US/PA SIG: NIH S10-OD018505
For more information, including instructions for retroactively adding acknowledgements, see Acknowledging CCSG, SAIRF and NIH S10 Instrumentation Grants.
If you reside in UWCCC space, receive UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) funding, or use any UWCCC shared resource, you are responsible for acknowledging the “University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA014520” in publications, posters and presentations. For more information, see Acknowledging UWCCC Policies.
News from SAIRF
The Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) was successfully awarded an NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) S10 for an MILabs U-SPECT/CTUHR (ultra high-resolution) system. This system was installed in November, 2020 and is fully operational. This …December 14, 2021
SAIRF data is automatically backed up to UW ResearchDrive and can be accessed and analyzed via: SAIRF Analysis Workstations Your work/home computer Accessing Data via SAIRF Analysis Workstations Contact SAIRF staff (email@example.com) to receive: …December 14, 2021
If you’ve visited the Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility, you’ve probably seen Ashley Weichmann. She came to UW Madison as an undergrad with intentions to major in a completely different area, but through a …December 14, 2020
The Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) was successfully awarded an NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) S10 for an MILabs U-SPECT/CTUHR (ultra high-resolution) system. This system, which is tentatively planned to be installed late summer of …April 7, 2020
We are happy to announce the new UW iLab Core Facility Management website! The iLab core management application is a web-based solution designed to streamline core facility management through assisting managers with their billing, invoicing, reservation …April 19, 2019
General workflow for using the Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility, and how to request MRI scans.
We scan animals up to ~500 grams, including primates, rabbits, reptiles, birds, gerbils, rats, mice, and other rodents. We also scan inanimate objects for investigators in the material science and biomedical engineering fields.
Our experience in analyzing and interpreting imaging data as well as preparing manuscripts and presentations helps us train users to conduct image analysis. Additionally we can help with manuscript writing and image and data presentation. We assist in writing imaging methods, or in generating eye-catching images and videos.