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University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Cell and Animal Radiation Core Facility

University of Pennsylvania

United States of America

https://www.med.upenn.edu/carc/

Primary Contact:

Costas Koumenis

Last Updated: 06/15/2022

Facility RRID

RRID:SCR_022377

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Facility Details

Core provides services to users for performing precision, image guided radiotherapy with both Photons and Protons (including FLASH proton radiotherapy) on cells, rodents and larger animals. Physicists will provide expert dosimetry and treatment planning capabilities. Instrumentation consists of two image guided SARRP 200 Small Animal Radiation Research Platforms (Xstrahl) capable of irradiating rodent tissues from 1 mm-120 mm in diameter; research proton beamline (IBA, Roberts Proton Center); one X-RAD 320ix cabinet x-ray irradiator (Precision X-Ray); and two Cs gamma-ray irradiators (Shepherd Mark I), suitable for whole body radiation of rodents.