Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)

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The SARRP is located in the newly renovated Albert Chadwick Research Room on the CN level of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Welcome to the SARRP

FLASH Set-up

Description:

The SARRP research platform has a flexibility of design that will meet any initial specification, and allows individual user groups to add on supporting imaging technologies to meet their future research needs—enabling continual system adaptation to facilitate the development of new and innovative applications.

The repositionable product frame and automatically rotatable specimen stage allow radiation to be delivered at multiple angles without the need to reposition the specimen between exposures.

Protons – Conventional and Flash RT
Our facility is set up for proton radiotherapy experiments using both Conventional (≈ 1Gy/s) as well as Ultra-high dose rate - FLASH (≥ 80Gy/s) Irradiation. Different stages and collimators make any setup or fixed gantry treatment possible.  Customized proton arc therapy is possible using SARRP's robotic stage in combination with vertical and horizontal rodent platforms that can be rotated 360 degrees in front of the fixed proton gantry.  From rodents to larger species, different treatments are possible based on field size and dose rate.

Research Platform Advantages:

  • 3D Volumetric image guidance
  • High resolution, high precision
  • Non-invasive procedure

System Features:

  • Isocenter accuracy to 0.25 mm
  • On board cone beam CT
  • Non-coplanar field arrangements

Applications:

  • Radiobiology
  • DNA Damage Response
  • Oncology researc

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