We recommend contacting us early in the planning stages of your study. Our Operations Manager and Technical Directors will help plan your imaging protocol, assess feasibility, prepare the budget, and address other related issues. When you are ready to begin, please submit a Project Initiation Request through our iLab website, which is the online system that we use to manage reservations and requests. You can contact us at ImagingCore@cshs.org or (310) 248-8680 for general questions.
Contact the Operations Manager at Johanna.Kim@cshs.org to request an estimate of study costs. Please include a description of the project and anticipated study dates when requesting an imaging budget estimate.
We have a dedicated Regulatory Coordinator to assist with your imaging regulatory requirements. Please contact Rhona.Littman@cshs.org if you need assistance preparing your regulatory submission to IRB or IACUC. All imaging, including pilot studies, will only be performed under an approved IRB or IACUC protocol.
Safety Training / Facility Access
All users are required to undergo mandatory safety training prior to using the Imaging Core. We recommend reviewing the requirements early on, since depending on the training schedules, completing the courses may take some time. Details can be found on our Facility Access page.
Depending on the study, a brief kickoff meeting may be scheduled prior to the start of the study to review the final imaging protocol and workflow with all related parties.
Once a study has been initiated, it is the responsibility of the principal investigator to inform the Imaging Core of changes to any of the following by emailing ImagingCore@csmc.edu:
- IRB or IACUC approval status, including continuations
- Protocol amendments
- Billing account number (project ID)
- Study closure
Information on scheduling and our cancellation policy can be found here.
Imaging Core fees are assessed based on the amount of time reserved or used (whichever is greater) and supplies used (see iLab for details). Services are billed on a monthly basis through Sponsored Research Funds Administration (SRFA), using the project ID that was provided on the Project Initiation Request. SRFA will send a summary of charges to the PI and will charge the project after receiving approval. Please contact Johanna.Kim@cshs.org for billing questions.
We will upload your images electronically to the online WebPAX research PACS system. PI's and their authorized co-investigators will be able to view, download and share their images from WebPAX. Researchers needing additional copies of data or special data needs such as image transfer or analysis should submit a Special Data Request through iLab.
Please contact Johanna Kim, Operations Manager, at 310-248-8680 or email@example.com, if you have any questions or need any assistance.