The outbreak of COVID-19 disease calls on us to employ all means necessary to stop the spread of the virus, including limiting and postponing some research studies in the coming weeks. CACTIS has suspended non-essential CT studies performed for research, including human subject, animal, specimen and phantom scans. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis for studies that are directly benefitting patient care. These exceptions may not apply to CTs using the “family account” mechanism performed as standard of care in clinical trials.
If you have any questions, please contact CACTIS:
Radiologists, physicists, and technologists help researchers utilize the resources available within the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to oversee proposed research protocols that involve human, animal, phantom or specimen studies in an effort to achieve two goals:
- To ensure that all research performed on the CT scanners comply with CACTIS and University policy, and Federal Regulations
- To determine if CACTIS can maintain the resources required to carry out each research protocol, including personnel, software, hardware and scan time
Under the direction of the Chair, Dr. Harold Litt, the CACTIS committee reviews proposed research requests and makes decisions and recommendations accordingly.
- Oversees the day-to-day operations of all CT procedures associated with research protocols
- Provides information regarding the use of the CT facilities to the research community at the University of Pennsylvania
- Provides CACTIS users with all of the policies of the institution governing research
- Ensures that CACTIS is in compliance with these policies
Fee for service: The service center strives to support the Perelman School of Medicine’s research endeavors by providing CT research services for a fee designed only to cover actual costs.
For policies, procedures, CACTIS applications, consent form language, and the rate card for fees, please refer to the links in the left hand column.
For questions contact:
Lisa Angilletta, Clinical Research Coordinator
Center for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging Services (CACTIS)
Radiology Research, CVI Imaging
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Silverstein 1
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Phone: 215-662-4595
Mobile Phone: 856-524-0356
CACTIS is designed to establish policies and procedures for the research use of CT scanners within Penn Radiology, including human and animal research.
The Center for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging Services includes top notch members from the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine.
CACTIS offers tools for researchers, including animal and human research protocols, and multiple policies and procedures.