Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

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User Policy

Beginning Spring Semester Phase, the PCMD MicroCT Imaging Core is open to PCMD users subject to special operation policies. As our core is located within the McKay Lab, all policies for working in McKay Lab during Spring Semester Phase will be enforced. Policy violations can be reported to, or to the McKay Lab through “Report a Problem” form.

Mandatory: Please enroll in PennOpen Pass.

PPE & Safety Policies: (Penn EHRS guideline)

  1. Surgical masks or Penn branded cloth masks are required.

  2. Per McKay Lab policy: Lab coat, safety glasses and gloves MUST be worn in MicroCT rooms at all times. We provide gloves. You MUST bring your own safety glasses/goggles and lab coat.

  3. Gloves must be used on keyboard and mouse.

  4. NEVER spray any liquids into the workstation, tape, tape drive, or scanner. They are not water resistant!

General Policies:

  1. Only 1 person is allowed per room at any given time.

  2. Onsite MicroCT analysis is NOT allowed in MicroCT rooms. Please use our remote analysis computers instead.

  3. Any scan extending 10 min into other user’s reservations will be stopped by us.

  4. Users are responsible for removing their samples from the sample holder after the scan. 

If users are unable to find an empty sample holder and did not receive any instructions from the previous user, they can relocate the samples into an empty centrifuge tube in the room.

For more detailed reservation policy of each scanner, please download:
Special Operation Policies during Spring Semester Phase (PDF).

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to email us.

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