Overview of Services
The Radiation Biology Shared Resource maintains and operates equipment and facilities to deliver ionizing radiation for research use. The core can deliver X- and γ-rays at a broad range of dose rates and radiation field sizes for a variety of purposes, such as irradiation of cell cultures, animal whole-body irradiation, irradiation of animal tumor models or other (image-guided) partial-body irradiation.
- Maintenance of radiation equipment and radiation dosimetry
- Consult in the design and development of new animal and cell culture radiation models
- Perform whole-body or localized irradiation of animal models
- Perform radiation exposure of cell cultures
Cesium source irradiator (J.L. Shepherd)
This is a self-contained irradiator that can be used for mouse whole body/partial body and cell culture exposures to γ-rays. A turntable ensures an even exposure of the sample. The radiation dose rate can be adjusted by attenuators and distance to the source.
X-Rad 320 (Precision X-Ray).
This is self-contained that can be used for mouse and rat whole body/partial body and cell culture exposures to X-rays (maximum output voltage: 320 kV). A turntable ensures an even exposure of the sample. The radiation dose rate can be adjusted by attenuators and distance to the source.
Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP, Xstrahl)
This system incorporates cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging and radiation planning software to deliver precise X-ray beams to anatomical targets (tumors and normal tissues) of mice and rats, similar to clinical radiation therapy.
For more information or to arrange any services, please contact:
Marjan Boerma, PhD
Kimberly Krager, PhD
Nukhet Aykin-Burns, PhD