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Imaging Research


The Imaging Research Core Facility provides a wide range of basic science and clinical imaging services for researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. These facilities are also available to regional / collaborative corporations such as Bioenterprise and other academic institutions. A table of basic imaging capabilities and cost structure are shown below. More information is available on the Case Center for Imaging Research website.

Please contact Core Director Chris Flask for a free consultation on how to best utilize the imaging facilities or Kerry Grimberg (Assistant Core Director, for scheduling and/or training.

Services and Fees

ModalityExample ApplicationsCost ($/hr)
MRI Tumor volume, perfusion 300
PET Glucose metabolism, targeted tracers 200
CT Bone architecture 200
SPECT Cardiac perfusion 200
Optical Bioluminescence/ Fluorescence 100
CryoImaging In Situ 10um Fluorescence 20

**A 50% discount on these base rates is applied for researchers who perform their own imaging studies. Imaging Core staff are available to provide training as requested.


Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Core Facilities in your research papers and publications: 
"This research was supported by the Imaging Research Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."

Contact for Information

Lab Location: Lerner Tower basement B-200
Office Location: Bolwell B115

Director: Chris A. Flask, PhD


Chris A. Flask, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Pediatrics

Case Center for Imaging Research Home Page

More information available on the Case Center for Imaging Research home page.