Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
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The Department of Radiation Oncology is in the new Perelman Center. Occupying approximately 80,000 square feet on the Concourse Level, the new treatment facilities includes the most advanced proton and conventional radiation treatment modalities available as well as public spaces designed for the highest levels of patient comfort.


Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging and Radiation Services

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      The Radiation Oncology Department provides these services through the 'Hypoxia-Imaging Service Center', which recently has been expanded to include radiation facilities (a precision, cone-beam-CT guided X-ray machine (see 'SARRP'), a general purpose X-ray machine (for cells) and two cesium irradiators.  The cesium irradiators and SARRP are located in the John Morgan building, the general purpose X-ray machine on 8th floor STRC, and the fluorescence imaging split between both locations with identical capabilities.  Information for SARRP use (which requires operator and advisory support from Mr. W. Tim Jenkins) can be obtained by contacting Tim at wtj@mail.med.upenn.edu.  Information for use of the general purpose X-ray machine is available from Vince Bakanauskas (bakanauskas@yahoo.com) and for the cesium irradiators and fluorescence imaging from Cam Koch (kochc@mail.med.upenn.edu).
��� � The fluorescence imaging services include Nikon Eclipse fluorescence microscopes with computer-controlled stage, and low-noise cooled CCD cameras. �Numerous methods have been developed to quantify use of this instrument specifically for the detection of hypoxia, but the equipment can be used for any type of fluorescence measurement. �Much more information is available at the website:�www.hypoxia-imaging.org.



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