CACTIS - Procedures & Policies

Listed are the guidelines that must be followed by all groups who will have access to the CT Scanners for research purposes. It is the policy of CACTIS to maintain a safe environment and to promote a conscientious approach to research projects and developments.

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Protecting the health and safety of PENN patients, employees, and students is a top priority. This is why working safely with domesticated and non-domesticated, vertebrates (hereafter referred to as animals) is a cooperative, active effort between institutional officials, health and safety professionals, research scientists, individual employees, and students. The success of these efforts relies on the accountability of each individual for their own health and safety as well as that of others. This policy and procedures manual is intended to provide direction and information about conducting safe and clean Computed Tomography (CT) animal research at our facility.