The University of Wisconsin-Madison Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) is a comprehensive core facility of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). We are dedicated to providing innovative, state-of-the-art, affordable, noninvasive, high-resolution, in-vivo and ex-vivo imaging and radiotherapy support to UWCCC investigators, University of Wisconsin researchers, and industry. Although the SAIRF is part of the UWCCC, we answer questions related to a broad spectrum of diseases and disciplines.
The Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) can provide advice and support to users who would like to integrate small animal imaging data into grant applications, proposals and manuscripts.
We are experienced in analyzing and interpreting imaging data as well as preparing manuscripts and presentations. As such, we can train users to conduct image analysis and we can help with manuscript writing and image and data presentation. For example, we can assist in writing imaging methods or generate eye-catching images and videos.
Download the Facility Description for grant proposals.
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.
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
Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations.
News from SAIRF
This year, Northwestern University is hosting the 5th Annual Preclinical Imaging Consortium What started as a premier Midwest preclinical imaging meeting, MPIC has grown in scale, and thus, has dropped the “M” from the name …February 5, 2019
The Small Animal Imaging Facility has officially changed our name to Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) in light of taking over the management of three new irradiators and for our work involving targeted …October 31, 2018
The SAIRF has acquired new equipment. Effective November 1, 2018, the Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility will be managing 3 irradiators; SARRP, XRAD320, and RS225. The Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) from Xstrahl …October 30, 2018
ATTENTION: FREE Scanning! The UWCCC has created the Ultrasound/Photoacoustic Voucher Program, providing up to 10 hours of free pilot scanning to cancer relevant applications, in order to stimulate usage on this new system! Inquire ASAP as funding …September 18, 2018
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.