Welcome to the Cell and Animal Radiation Core (CARC)

FLASH Set-up

The Cell and Animal Radiation Core (CARC) is one of the most advanced cell and animal radiation research facilities in the US, from providing basic cell and animal radiation needs, to modeling state-of-the-art radiation modalities currently used in the clinic. The CARC provides “turn-key” services to users for performing precision, image-guided radiotherapy with both Photons and Protons (the latter including FLASH radiotherapy) on cells, explant tissues, rodent models and canine patients. A dedicated team of Physicists also provides expert dosimetry and treatment planning capabilities. The CARC instrumentation consists of two Image Guided SARRP 200 Small Animal Radiation Research Platforms (Xstrahl), a research proton beamline (IBA, Roberts Proton Center), X-RAD 320ix cabinet x-ray irradiator (Precision X-Ray) and two Cs gamma-ray irradiators (Shepherd Mark I).