Small Animal Magnetic Resonance Facility

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Self-use base rate is $105/scanner hour. Prime-time is defined as 8 AM – 10 PM weekdays. This base rate (generally known as the “run your own scans” rate) applies to research groups that conduct their own MRI scanning and to facility collaborative efforts for which the appropriate effort (salary) of facility personnel is sourced to non-facility accounts.
  • For cancer research-related studies, the prime-time base rate is $80/scanner hour. This reflects a subsidy provided by the Siteman Cancer Center (SCC).
  • The off prime-time scanner access base rate is $80/scanner hour. Off prime-time is defined as 10 PM – 8 AM weekdays and 10 PM Friday – 8 AM Monday (i.e., all weekend).

Rates do not apply to industry projects.

  • The “full service” rate (scanner access + facility personnel effort) is $285/scanner hour.
  • The “full service” rate (scanner access + facility personnel effort) for SCC studies is $260/scanner hour.
  • Service work by facility staff whose salaries are not compensated directly for the project (e.g., by grant or contract salary sourcing), includes data collection and basic image processing (e.g., magnitude images, T1 and T2 maps, DTI parametric maps).
  • For complex studies requiring processing, report writing and protocol development, please email James Quirk.

Rates do not apply to industry projects.

If you have a non-WashU project, email James Quirk.