The Dunn Research Foundation Center for Radiological Sciences is located within the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery's large animal facility in the basement of the Clinical Research Building. The Center provides facilities, equipment, and personnel to aid investigators in their research persuits.
To plan your project:
- Read the Center's User Guidelines
- Check the Schedule of Fees to determine your estimated budget.
- If this is a brand new request, please submit a RSC Review Form. Please note, the committee only reviews requests once per month.
- Complete an Authorization to Invoice Form.
The Center also offers developmental time to investigators for preliminary, proof-of-principle testing. Should you need these services, please complete a Development Policy Form.
For questions about using our facilities, please contact Amanda McWatters, Lab Manager.
In 2018, the Center underwent extensive renovation and now employs a state-of-the-art, hybrid Angio-CT system. This system consists of angiographic imaging systems (Artis Q Ceiling, Siemens Healthineers - Forchheim, Germany) and a 128-slice CT scanner (Somatom Definition Edge, Siemens Healthineers - Forchheim, Germany) on rails that share the same table, allowing for easy transfer between modalities. Some of the advanced 3D applications include: metal correction, dual-energy acquisition, perfusion imaging, and navigation needle and vessle guidance.
Our second radiology suite contains a portable C-arm fluoroscopy unit with real-time subtraction, last image hold, monitor image storage, cine (15 frames/second); a procedure table with a floating top and a portable automated contrast injector system; an inhalant anesthesia machine and vaporizers; a physiological monitor/recorder; and a portable ultrasound imaging system (ATL).
The preparation room is designed for use as an animal preparation and holding speace when multipul procedures are performed. The space can also be utilized for procedures that do not require the use of imaging equipment.