The Allard-Roozen Imaging Suite is located on the west side of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). It's only a few steps away from the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Science where the short-lived radionuclides are produced for PET imaging.
The WCVM is one of only five North American veterinary colleges with a positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) unit available for clinical use in animals and for research studies.
The Allard-Roozen Imaging Suite also includes:
- a hot lab for manipulating and dispensing radiopharmaceuticals
- a kennel area approved for isolating radioactive animals
- workstations for image processing
- an uptake room for human studies
PET-CT technicians can:
- discuss the capabilities of the available equipment
- help you plan your protocols
- operate the PET-CT unit
- assist with safe handling of radiopharmaceuticals
- GE Discovery MI DR PET/CT
- 64 slice CT (0.625mm slices, 70cm FOV)
- AW server with:
Fees for PET research
Fee schedule for members of USask community
$260 per hour or a maximum of $551 per day
Package rates for VMC managed clinical cases and external users are available. Housing of research animals and assistance with anesthesia can be co-ordinated with the WCVM Animal Care Unit — subject to availability.
Research on human subjects requires further licensing and user co-ordinated medical oversight. Potential use of the PET-CT unit for human health research can be explored for specific projects.
Potential users should contact the radiation safety officer early in the planning phase to discuss capabilities and specific requirements for their projects.