The LACU maintains radiography machines in both the Nash and Coleman buildings. The
unit in the Nash animal facility is a standard x-ray machine with film and a chemical
automatic processor. The Coleman animal facility has an IDEXX digital radiography machine that ablates the need for film and processing and provides an
image that can be directly uploaded to a digital storage device or emailed. X-ray
radiography is particularly useful in orthopedic studies in which bony changes can
be monitored over time in response to a surgical procedure or treatment.
Our veterinary technicians are trained in radiography and have much experience in obtaining high quality images. Radiographs can be made of live, anesthetized animals, or of individual bony structures (e.g. femurs).
Technician time of $37.50/hour
Film: $5 per film
Machine Use: $25/hr (UT)
Machine Use: $35/hr (non-UT)
**Radiography procedures and anesthesia must be listed and described in an approved IACUC protocol**
Timothy D. Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Laboratory Animal Care Unit
956 Court, Room B106
Memphis, TN 38163