CACTIS - Application

CACTIS is now only accepting electronic submissions.

All CACTIS applications (new, renewals or modifications) should be submitted electronically to the CACTIS Coordinator, Deborah Arnold at deborah.arnold@uphs.upenn.edu. Please submit your application documents at least six weeks prior to the next CACTIS review meeting, this allows for the proper processing and review of your submission.

Human Subjects Submission

Approval for human subjects can be obtained by submitting the following for initial review:

  • CACTIS application form
  • consent form
  • CT protocol
  • Protocol summary
  • Full protocol
  • Copy of Radiography/Fluoroscopy operators certification (for studies not using a technologist)
  • Drug brochure / package insert for outside contrast agents.

The following will need to be on file prior to study start and full approval:

  • A copy of the IRB approval letter
  • IRB approved consent form
  • Copy of the radiation safety approval letter
  • Confirmation of BEN account number from your departments BA in writing
  • Confirmation of participation from the radiologist listed on your application

Studies that are time sensitive or require specific scanning days will need the approval of Felicia Williams, chief CT technologist. Her contact information is provided on the CACTIS members page.

The charges for human studies are as follows:

  • Non-industry:
    • $250.00 per hour
    • $400.00 per hour
  • Industry-sponsored:
    • $350.00 per hour
    • $550.00 per hour
  • Contrast Agents:
    • $25.00 per IV contrast injection
    • $10.00 oral contrast (per use)
  • Image Reconstruction:
    • $100 per study
  • Reader fees:
    • Range from $50 - $100 per CT exam
  • Exam De-identification fee for non-CACTIS CTs
    • $25.00 per CT exam

Please Note: PROTOCOLS USING THE CACTIS PRICING DO NOT NEED A FAMILY ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED FOR THE CT PORTION. CACTIS STUDIES ARE NOT BILLED THROUGH THE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS.