Congratulations to Drs. Alan McMillan and Sean Fain for being awarded a UW Research Core Revitalization Program grant for 2020-2021! In collaboration with the O’Brien Center, the UW Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) performs lower urinary tract MRI and micro-CT imaging in addition to a wide range of other services. Support for this grant, titled “Instrumentation Upgrade for Small Animal Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, was provided by the UW Core Revitalization Program supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Additional support was provided by the UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Department of Medical Physics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and UW Department of Radiology. This project will fund MRI scanner hardware and software upgrades for the SAIRF with the goal of upgrading the small animal MR instrument with new electronics and software to enable a stable, vendor-supported hardware and software platform to support ongoing growth of preclinical MR imaging at WIMR as a vital tool in the translational research process and enable advanced MR imaging techniques to support needed research initiatives for high performance diffusion MRI and spectroscopy.
More information on the UW SAIRF:https://cancer.wisc.edu/research/resources/sairf/.