Imaging-IVIS

Imaging and X-Irradiation

A new RTSF Core Facility located in the Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building is now open to MSU Researchers. The X-RAD 320 is located in 1114 BPS and the IVIS Spectrum is located in 1117 BPS. 

INSTRUMENTS

X-RAD 320
The X-RAD 320 is a self-contained x-ray system for delivering radiation dosages safely and effectively to specimens e.g. cell cultures, small animals. The X-RAD 320 is located in room 1114 Biomedical Physical Sciences (BPS) Building. Entry is by authorized card access only. All users are required to have completed the ORCBS online class entitled Analytical X-ray Training and submitted a System Training request Form and System Access Form to xrad320@cns.msu.edu prior to being trained to use the machine. You must have a DPPS assigned 4 digit PIN to access the room. An IACUC approved AUF is required for all small animal irradiation studies.
 

Forms

X-RAD 320 Access
X-RAD 320 Training Request

Protocols

Operating Instructions

Pricing

Service

Price

Initial Training

$72

X-RAD 320

$12/15 min
(billed in 15 min increments)

 
IVIS Spectrum

The IVIS Spectrum is a light tight imaging chamber with integrated gas anesthesia and heated stage for quantitative bioluminescent and fluorescent imaging in vivo and in vitro. Take advantage of bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters across the blue to near infrared wavelength region using the IVIS Spectrums narrow band excitation and emission filters and spectral un-mixing algorithms.

Forms

IVIS Spectrum Imaging Request
IVIS Imaging Access

Pricing

Service

Price

IVIS Imaging

$40/hr
(billed in 30 min increments)

 
Supplies to be provided by Researcher:
  • Ear tagging equipment (ear punch or tags)
  • Calipers for tumor measurement
  • D-Luciferin for Bioluminescent imaging
  • All needles and syringes
  • Alcohol pads
  • 2x Gibeck Isogard  HEPA filter ref: 28012. For use with XIC-3 isolation chamber.
  • Pens, markers and lab notebooks
  • Flash drive to download data
     
Supplies available from facility:
  • IVIS cleaning supplies: Sporicidin, MilliQ water, 70% Ethanol
  • Kim Wipes
  • Isoflurane (with bottle key adapters)
  • Oxygen tanks for the XGI-8 anesthesia machine and LEI Medical table top anesthesia machine
  • Black Artagain paper
  • F-Air canisters
  • Sharps container
  • For the XIC-3 Animal Isolation Chamber: optical lens solution, lint free optical wipes
  • Germicidal Wipes