Ultrasound Research Lab - Services

The Department of Radiology's Ultrasound Research Laboratory offers an array of research services for clinical and pre-clinical research including quantitative image analysis and consultation. Our state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are available as a resource for conducting your research studies. This rich resource for ultrasound imaging is available at nominal hourly fees for various categories of study.

Animal Hourly Per Mouse Per Mouse
Corporate Animal $217 + contrast $81 w/contrast $61 w/out contrast
NIH Animal $191 + contrast $76 w/contrast $58 w/out contrast
Image Analysis Corporate $131    
Image Analysis NIH $110    
Human Hourly    
Corporate Clinical $298    
NIH Clinical $244    
Clinical Image Analysis Corporate $163    
Clinical Image Analysis NIH $136    
  • NIH sponsored mice are charged per mouse, all other costs are per hour and it is possible to do more than one animal per hour.
  • Investigators are responsible for all prep work on mice.
  • For studies that have less than 20 patients, there will be an additional $50 surcharge per patient.

To utilize Ultrasound Research Services at PENN, please:

  • Obtain approval for your project from the appropriate human and animal care committees.
  • Data acquired during the imaging session(s) will be held for a maximum of 3 months. It is the responsibility of the investigator to obtain the data and make any backups necessary for long term storage of the data.
  • Contact Dr. Chandra Sehgal to discuss the project and set up an account at Ultrasound Research Services. You will need to provide the following information to set all accounts other than pro dev:
    1. Protocol number and approval date
    2. Source of funding
    3. Contact information for manager/coordinator of the grant
    4. Number of subjects you expect to scan within a specifically designated time frame.