Imaging Research Core Facility

Director: Chris A. Flask, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Pediatrics
caf@case.edu

  Imaging Group

Case Center for Imaging Research website


Resources

The Imaging Research Core Facility provides a wide range of preclinical and clinical imaging services for researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. These facilities are also available to regional / collaborative corporations such as Bioenterprise and other academic institutions. A table of basic imaging capabilities and cost structure are shown below. The Imaging Core also provides surgical suites and satellite animal housing for longitudinal imaging studies. More information is available on the Case Center for Imaging Research website. Please contact Core Director Chris Flask for a free consultation on how to best utilize the imaging facilities.


Steps to Access the Imaging Facility


  1. Addend your IACUC protocol (Step-by-step addendum). Only if imaging is not included in your protocol.
  2. New users: fill out a short import form. Prevents murine pathogens (ex. pinworm) from being brought into the imaging facility.
  3. Contact Dr. Flask for scheduling and/or training.

Services and Fees

Modality Example Applications Cost ($/hr)
MRI Tumor volume, perfusion 300
PET Glucose metabolism, targeted tracers 200
CT Bone architecture 200
SPECT Cardiac perfusion 200
Optical Bioluminescence/ Fluorescence 100
CryoImaging In Situ 10um Fluorescence 20

**A 50% discount on these base rates is applied for researchers who perform their own imaging studies. Imaging Core staff are available to provide training as requested.


Acknowledgement

Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Core Facilities in your research papers and publications:
"This research was supported by the Imaging Research Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."


Contact for Information

Lab Location: Lerner Tower basement B-200
Office Location: Bolwell B115

Director: Chris A. Flask, PhD
216.844.4963
caf@case.edu