Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Applying For 7T Paid Scan Time:

  1. All research conducted at the WSU MR Research Facility must be approved by the MR Research Committee. The MR Research Committee meets quarterly, but also reviews proposals electronically on a monthly basis.
  2. Research proposals/protocols, Initial Contact form, IACUC approvals, finalized sequences (from the scanner), and PI Biographical Sketch should be submitted electronically to Robin Roberts (Email: rroberts@med.wayne.edu) no later than the fourth Wednesday of the preceding month to be considered for review.
    1. Proposal Format:
    2. Note to investigators when submitting your 1-2 page protocol summary use the following guidelines:

      Materials and Methodology: (include MR sequences, number of subjects, and number of scans per subject)
      Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: (include MR safety exclusions)
      How the study will be conducted:

    3. Complete the following form: Initial Contact Form (doc) (pdf)
    4. Supply the following:
      1. Copy of Approved Proposal
      2. Completed Initial Contact Form
      3. Sequence List to be used (xls)
      4. IACUC Approval
    5. Contact the person responsible for schedule time on the magnet you wish to use.
      7T: Robin Roberts; Email: rroberts@med.wayne.edu; Desk: 313-577-1747
    6. Type of Funding
      Type of payment for the scan time.
  3. Once your Project is approved by the MR Research Committee, PIs must go to the 7T calendar to find open times to schedule their MRI. Also please use the most recent and updated MR screening sheet (doc) (pdf) to screen the person performing the MRI exam.

Animal Research Subject Management

  1. Documentation
    1. The following documents must be on file in the MR Research Facility prior to the start of any animal research project.
    1. Initial Contact Form Completed
    2. Copy of IACUC approval
    3. Copy of IACUC approved protocol
  2. Scheduling
  3. Priority of the proposal regarding magnet and personnel time
    NIH funding > Industry funding > No funding
    1. All small animal research (mice/rats) utilizing MR 7T facilities/personnel need to be scheduled through the 7T Manager or designate.
    2. Larger species will require use of the large bore magnets and must be scheduled through the 3T Head MR Technician or Research Magnet Coordinator (313)745-1393.
  4. Safety
    1. The PI and staff associated with the research must familiarize themselves with magnet safety rules.
    2. PIs are responsible for their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposables (gloves, syringes, etc.) as well as thoroughly cleaning according to the posted IACUC recommendations after their experiments.
    3. Safety in services can be provided to researches and their staff as needed.
  5. Animal Care and Housing
    1. Housing in Elliman is available but must be approved and coordinated through Dr. Elizabeth Dawe of DLAR.
    2. Housing and euthanasia should comply with DLAR/AAALAC standards.
    3. An Isoflurane vaporizer and vacuum system is available for use. Isoflurane anesthesia is to be provided by the PI and can be purchased through the DLAR. Please schedule time with Yimin Shen (ym_shen@wayne.edu; Phone: 313-966-0579) on how to operate.
  6. Animal Disposal
    1. Researchers are responsible for their own animal disposal.