Irradiator

The Irradiator CoRE offers a number of crucial services to biomedical investigators. We provide you, as an investigator, with access to a Precision X-Ray, X-RAD 320 for irradiation of tissue culture cells and mice.

The irradiator is located in the Icahn Medical Institute rodent barrier facility and is available as self operated service 24/7. All scheduling is done through a web-based calendar in iLab, where you may reserve irradiator time in 15 minute increments. To operate it without assistance, you will first need to take an online training available on PEAK and then email your training completion certificate to Shekhar.Patil@mssm.edu and Anthony.Smalls@mssm.edu. We will work together to get you access to the facility. In case you have any issues accessing the online training and or access to the facility, please reach out to us as well. Also, because the irradiator will be operated by the ISMMS users, the first user of the day will have to warm up the equipment. This takes about 20 minutes. Please take this into consideration if you are first user scheduled for that day.

Instructions to locate the irradiator training in PEAK-

  1. Please log in to PEAK using your Sinai email and password.
  2. Under Training Catalog on top right corner, please click Online Course > Functional > Radiation Safety > ISMMS | X-ray Research Irradiator Training Course | 2021 -
        https://peak.mountsinai.org/learncenter.asp?id=178409&sessionid=3-B49CC312-7CD8-40E7-8D15-B6BB17CD7BDD&page=284#
  3. Please email your training certificates to Anthony and Shekhar

We irradiate tissue culture cells and mice at the dose rates that you and your laboratory staff indicate when you bring samples to the 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 remember that it is important for you to acknowledge the Irradiator CoRE in all publications that include any data derived from our facility.