CACTIS - Protocols

All human research is to be conducted between the hours of 7am and 4pm. It is the responsibility of the study team to recruit subjects even if radiology coordinator services are utilized. All volunteers must be scheduled according to the CACTIS instructions that will be supplied by the CACTIS Coordinator.

Human Subjects
Once your protocol has full approval, and the BEN account number for the research study has been forwarded to CACTIS and confirmed by your department's business administrator. The CACTIS Coordinator will email you instructions for patient scheduling.

PLEASE NOTE: WHEN USING THE CACTIS SERVICE CENTER, A FAMILY ACCOUNT DOES NOT NEED TO BE SET UP FOR THE CT PORTION OF THE PROTOCOL. However, if your study requires other radiology exams (example: chest x-ray) a family account will need to be established for these other studies. All CACTIS billing is done through the CACTIS Coordinator, not the hospital and, because of this, correct scheduling is essential. Patients have received hospital invoices due to incorrect scheduling. The billing/discount/research code for scheduling all CACTIS patients is "CACTIS". If this code is not utilized, the billing will go thru the hospital system and the patients insurance will be billed for the study. To avoid billing errors email the CACTIS Coordinator all patient information prior to the study date and he/she will check the patient entry in IDXrad. the CACTIS Coordinator will need notification of all patients scheduled under your study to ensure proper billing by the third Friday of the month.

Animal Studies

  1. Contact Felicia Jefferson via email requesting a date and time for animal research. Please provide the amount of time necessary per case. All requests should be made at least one week in advance.
  2. All IACUC documentation should be in order including the animal transfer letter.
  3. Only personnel who have their certification in radiography/fluoroscopy are permitted to operate the CT scanners.

All scheduling requests must be made in writing. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!