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Facilities

CT Scanning Facility

The Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility (CSI) has operated a Siemens® Volume Zoom Spiral Computerized Tomography (CT) Scanner since 2001. The CT scanner is capable of imaging a wide range of densities of varying solids, gases and liquids at 100 micron voxel resolution and 1m/min data acquisition.

Necropsy Facility

The necropsy facility consists of one large necropsy room equipped with two 4 meter down-draft tables, one hydraulic large animal table, four overhead surgical lamps, several light boxes, overhead rail and lift systems, and one large fume hood.

Freezers & Chillers

The -20° C freezer and +4° C chiller have built-in overhead rail and lift systems for transport of animals and specimens to and from outside receiving areas into the necropsy or scanning room.

Specimen Storage

The storage room is a vented, temperature controlled room used primarily to store samples that are preserved in Formalin or other volatile chemical preservatives.