Facility Access

Access to all Imaging Facility equipment is coordinated through the main laboratory in room 287. Researchers may be authorized to work with the equipment unassisted or services can be provided by the facility staff. Please contact the facility manager with any questions or requests.

Non-Wistar users must contact the Facility directly to arrange for time on the instruments.

All users must obtain an identification password and be trained on the equipment they wish to use before unassisted operation of the equipment is permitted.

Normal operating hours of the facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility is staffed during normal operating hours; however, access is available after hours in the evening and weekends to trained users through pre-arranged consultation with the facility manager.

Equipment reservations are available by registering via a web-based scheduling system. Users must obtain a personal password which gives them access to sign-up sheets for all facility equipment. Requests for assistance can be selected when signing up to alert the staff that help is needed, but a follow-up phone call is suggested to make sure staff are available at the requested time. When scheduling conflicts arise, priority is given to Wistar Cancer Center members.

Sign-up and Log in

It is important to log in and out when using an instrument. Billing is started based on the time of sign-up or log-in; whichever is earlier. Billing will be based on the sign-up time if a user forgets to log in, or logs in but not out.


When an individual signs up for time to use an instrument, but does not show up at the reserved time, facility staff will attempt to contact the individual. After 1 hour, the reservation will be forfeited and opened to other users. The original user will be charged for the 1 hour of unused time.

Billing/Purchase Orders

Payment arrangements are to be made at the time of service. Any questions about billing should be directed to Frederick Keeney. Non-Wistar users must provide a viable PO# which includes the name of the principle investigator and “Imaging Facility” in the text.