User fees are used to offset some of the expenses incurred in the operation of the facility. Operation includes service contracts for equipment that ensure efficient preventive maintenance and repairs.

PCIC fees and billing

User fees are used to offset some of the expenses incurred in the operation of the facility. Operation includes service contracts for equipment that ensure efficient preventive maintenance and repairs.

For billing, each principal investigator will be invoiced with details of the charges incurred. Charges are tracked based on online reservations made with the equipment scheduler. It is the responsibility of the user to accurately log all use. Invoices are sent out quarterly at the beginning of the following months: July, October, January, and April.

MRI is charged based on the time using the MRI equipment including directly related procedures necessary for the scanning. Time starts at MRI machine preparation (usually around 5-10 mins) followed immediately by first animal preparation and ends when last animal is done and back in cage and data is transferred (immediately after the scan is done (about 2 mins). If animal preparation is done by ACVS technician, extra fee for ACVS technician time will be applied at $35/hour between 7 am and 3 pm and $70/hour outside these hours as per ACVS charging schedule.

Please review the current PCIC Billing Policy (PCIC Billing Policy, 117.12 KB) .

Please note that PCIC is transition to Infinity (Idea Elan) system and will charge for supplies as well through this system. Instructions will be provided.

Rates effective from January 1, 2022

New fees will be applied on all new imaging requests starting January 1, 2022.
 

 

IVIS Spectrum

   Vevo 2100   

  X-RAD 320  

        MRI        

     IVM-MS     

Equipment use          

Internal

$40/hr

$40/hr

$35/hr

$300/hr

$25/hr

Ext. Academic / Government

$85/hr

$85/hr

$80/hr

$500/hr

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Industry

$110/hr

$110/hr

$110/hr

$600/hr

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Training***          

Internal

$95 Flat fee

$95 Flat fee

$95 Flat fee

N / A

$95 Flat fee

Ext. Academic / Government

$150 Flat fee

$150 Flat fee

$150 Flat fee

N / A

$150 Flat fee

Post-Processing Time** / Consultation*          

Internal

$30/30 min

$30/30 min

$30/30 min

$30/30 min

$30/30 min

Ext. Academic / Government

$45/30 min

$45/30 min

$45/30 min

$45/30 min

$45/30 min

Industry

$75/30 min

$75/30 min

$75/30 min

$75/30 min

$75/30 min

* First hour of consultation is free.

** Post-processing refers to data processing beyond simple transfer of data for use (analysis, advanced transformations, preparing images in presentable format etc.)

***The training session is designed to give full attention to the trainee with giving the opportunity to handle the equipment while in training. Therefore the training fee applies to one trainee per equipment.

The rates for University of Ottawa researchers and affiliates are lower than those of outside users, due to a subsidy provided by University of Ottawa for its own scientists.

The Core does not charge for the housing, care of laboratory animals or surgical/technical expertise and expendables. These rates will be charged independently by ACVS.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of booking close to the start will be billed as follows:

  • less than 24 hours before the start, 1 hour at full rate

Contact us

Preclinical Imaging Core

Located within the Animal Care and Veterinary Service, University of Ottawa
Roger Guindon Hall, rooms 1327-1340
451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1H 8M5

Dr. Richard Aviv, MD

Head of Medical Imaging | Chef d'Imagerie médicale
The Ottawa Hospital | L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
Chair & Professor, Department of Radiology| Directeur & Professeur, Département de radiologie

Roland Pilgram, PhD

Facility Manager, Preclinical Imaging Core

For imaging inquiries, please contact us at
[email protected]

Holly Orlando, DVM

Director, Animal Care and Veterinary Service
[email protected]