Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF)

Contact Us – SAIRF@uwcarbone.wisc.edu

Faculty Leader: Jamey P. Weichert, 608-265-0835
Facility Manager: Justin Jeffery
Facility Staff: Ashley Weichmann
Lab: 608-263-0959
MRI Lab Contacts: Beth Meyerand, 608-263-1685, and Beth Rauch, 608-262-0967

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

And more!

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.

3D rendering of an ex vivo μCT scan of a mouse lung cast to look for alterations in pulmonary airway developoment.

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.

Acknowledging UWCCC

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

  • New Equipment Announcement – Ultra High-Resolution SPECT/CT

    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 …

  • Need to Access and Analyze SAIRF Data?

    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 (sairf@uwcarbone.wisc.edu) to receive: …

  • SAIRF Staff Spotlight: Ashley Weichmann

    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 …

  • New Equipment Announcement – Ultra High-Resolution SPECT/CT

    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 …

  • New UW iLab Site

    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 …