Irradiator

The Irradiator CoRE offers a number of crucial services to biomedical investigators. We provide you, as an investigator, with access to two cesium-source irradiators for treatment of tissue culture cells and mice.

The irradiators are located in the Icahn Medical Institute rodent barrier facility, and are operated by the Research Coordinator. All scheduling is done through a web-based calendar where you may reserve irradiator time in 15 minute increments. The irradiator is operated Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We irradiate tissue culture cells and mice at the dose rates that you and your laboratory staff indicate when you bring samples to our CoRE. Your individual laboratory is responsible for ensuring that the cells and animals receive the proper dosage. We assess a service fee of $15 for each 15 minutes of reserved irradiator time.

Please be aware that Homeland Security and New York State Department of Health regulations require us to maintain increased control of access to radiation sources on campus. One of the central requirements of the regulations is a background check for "reliability and trustworthiness" of all users. In order for us to comply with these regulations, be consistent with current hospital policy, and assure irradiator reliability, we instituted a policy governing use of the two irradiators, and hired the above-mentioned Research Coordinator who is responsible for irradiation of all samples.

Before visiting our facility please download and complete our Authorization Form. The completed form can be faxed to the facility at 212-659-9726

Please remember that it is important for you to acknowledge the Irradiator CoRE in all publications that include any data derived from our facility.