Irradiator and Radiation Therapy
The PTRU has access to Dukes shared Irradiator resources. The irradiator facilities include a variety of different irradiator units which offers investigators several options for the irradiation of both cells and small animals. The available facilities are comprised of four X-ray units and one cesium 137 unit. The core contains two X-RAD 320s, one X-RAD 160, and one X-RAD 225cx irradiator available for the irradiation of both small animals and cells. A Cesium 137 irradiator is available for both cell and small animal irradiation. The Irradiation shared resource offers assistance with every aspect of the experimental process including:
- Designing and execution of irradiation studies
- Dosimetry calculations
- Irradiation treatments
- Analysis of all relevant data.