Center for Imaging Research

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Scanner Rates

3T Short Bore: $400/hour per hour (as of March 1, 2013)
3T Long Bore: $400/hour (as of March 1, 2013)
9.4T: $130/hr Prime Hours Rate
$65/hr Off Hours Rate
$200/hr Non-MCW Faculty Rate

This rate will be applied to MCW and VA investigators and researchers outside the institution (Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

If you have questions regarding the recharge centers, please do not hesitate to contact Center for Imaging Research Administrator Linda Skeris.           

Sponsored Programs approves the scanner rates. These are reviewed quarterly and are subject to change.  

Scanner Policies

1.  Unused and Canceled Scanner Time

•    25% of the full charge will be made for cancellations made up to 14 days of the assigned time slot.

•    No charge will be made for cancellations made more than 14 days before the assigned time slot.

•    There will be no charge for any cancelled time that is used by another investigator. 

There will be no charges for time that was cancelled because of the malfunction or failure of scanners or associated major CIR-maintained equipment.  This does not include failure or malfunction of investigator-provided equipment, or the lack of availability of research subjects.

2.  Overdue Scanner Charges

On rare occasions, investigators repeatedly have failed to pay their scanner charges, despite multiple billings and requests.  Investigators whose billed charges are more than 90 days past due will be given notice that their use of scanner facilities will be withheld, if all billed charges are not paid within 30 days of that notice.

3.  General Development and Maintenance Scanner Time

General development and maintenance are critical to keep scanners in a “state-of-the-art” condition.  As such, scanner fees will not be charged for this time.  Development time is defined as work on and testing of “products,” such as pulse sequences, data processing routines, equipment, etc. that is of general use to scanner users.  This does not include the development or testing of methods or equipment by an investigator specifically for his/her research project.

All "no charge time" must be approved in advance by Thomas Prieto, PhD.

4.  IRB Compliance

Investigators will not be allowed to scan human subjects without an approved IRB protocol.  Scan operators will review consent forms to determine if they are current.
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