Shared Resources

 

 

Services

Irradiation

The resource currently operates multiple experimental and clinical irradiators, including a Cs-gamma source (9,000 Curie, Cs-137), an orthvoltage x-ray source (Pantak multiple energy, 300 KV x-irradiator), a 6-18 MeV linear accelerator (which produces both photons and electrons) and an Ir-192 high-dose rate after-loader.

Small Animal Imaging
  • Varian Direct- Drive 9.4T MRI Research Scanner. Primary Use: pre-clinical imaging studies
  • Philips Achieva 3.0T MRI Clinical Scanner. Primary Use: pre-clinical imaging studies and MRI
  • VisualSonics Vevo High Frequency Ultrasound. Primary Use: high detail real-time ultrasound studies, cardiac output and tumor volume estimates
  • Xenogen VivoVision IVIS Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Imager. Primary Use: imaging bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters both in-vivo and in-vitro
  • Philips MOSAIC micro-PET Scanner. Primary Use: radioisotope based molecular imaging
  • GE eXplore Locus In-Vivo micro-CT Scanner. Primary Use: highly detailed in-vivo imaging studies
  • GE eXplore Locus Specimen micro-CT Scanner. Primary Use: highly detailed ex-vivo imaging studies
  • GE Lightspeed CT Clinical Scanner. Primary Use: imaging studies and radiation therapy treatment planning
  • OEC Cardiac 9800 Cine-Fluoroscope. Primary Use: real-time radiographic imaging
  • FLIR SC325 Thermal Camera- Primary Use: real-time surface thermography
Large Animal Imaging
  • Center for Surgical Innovation – Intraoperative MR, CT and Bi-planar fluoroscopy
  • GE Lightspeed CT Clinical Scanner. Primary Use: imaging studies and radiation therapy treatment planning
  • Philips Achieva 3.0T MRI Clinical Scanner. Primary Use: pre-clinical imaging studies and MRI
  • Philips 7500 Clinical Ultrasound. Primary Use: 3-D capable of cardiac imaging
  • FLIR SC325 Thermal Camera- Primary Use: real-time surface thermography
Turnaround Time and Quality

Quality assurance-specific QA/QC procedure, for each of the irradiator services and instruments.

Irradiators operated in compliance with licensing requirements stipulated by the State of New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services Radiation Division, which regulates such source on behalf of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Dartmouth's Radiation Safety Officer, Thomas Diaz (603) 646-1794 or Thomas.J.Diaz@Dartmouth.edu