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University Imaging Centers Hourly Usage Fee Modifications

Beginning September 1, 2017, there will be modifications to the hourly usage fees for use of the UIC equipment as part of our long-term plan to ensure enhanced sustainability of the resources.

There will be some decreases in the costs of the basic instrumentation and some increases (though still below the rates of seven years ago) of the most advanced technologies. This new fee structure is laid out here:

There will continue to be no charges for basic training time or consulting, but there will be an advanced imaging training fee that will allow staff to better instruct users through the entire imaging process. 

These changes will better reflect the costs as we continue to add staffing and services; including light-sheet/ high-speed 3D imaging, serial bloc-face scanning electron microscopy and in vivo, pre-clinical techniques like microPET and microCT.

If you have any questions regarding this new policy, please contact Mark Sanders at

Anyone requiring information regarding his/her imaging center usage in past years may contact Alex Cramer at