CACTIS - Procedures & Policies

Listed are the policies and procedures that govern the use of all of Computed Tomography facilities in the Center for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging Studies (CACTIS) in the Department of Radiology. These guidelines 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.

Facilities | Scanner Safety | Classifications | Human Studies | Pediatric Studies | Contrast Agents


The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania operates a state-of-the-art CT imaging center. The equipment and technology is the latest in archiving, communications, information management and dictation systems. CACTIS currently operates one CT scanner for human and animal research protocols, a Siemens Sensation64 VB20 software platform. The scanner is located on the Ground Floor of the Dulles Building. Access to research scanning requires regulatory approval from all of the following: IRB, IACUC, Radiation Safety and CACTIS.