Limited Staffing Notice (effective March 18, 2020)

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Imaging Research SR has made significant changes in its operations to accommodate limited staffing and also to institute prudent social distancing practices.

Preclinical Imaging

As of Wednesday, March 18, access to the preclinical imaging lab in Lerner Tower has been severely restricted by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC). Therefore, all investigators are asked to immediately scale-back/cease scanning until further notice.

Preclinical Imaging on Clinical Imaging Systems

At this time, all imaging studies requiring use of a clinical imaging system have been suspended due to limited access to UHCMC.

Human Subjects Research Imaging

All human subjects imaging has been suspended until further notice to eliminate potential exposure for non-essential research scans. Research scans for patients conducted as part of ongoing clinical imaging trials will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

General Information

The SR Director and staff will continue to meet weekly or more in order to maintain SR equipment and basic operations as well as to institute necessary changes. SR staff have been instructed to work from home as much as possible, but SR leadership is available by email (, to answer questions.

Imaging Research

Facility Overview

The Imaging Research Shared Resource (SR) provides a wide range of basic science and clinical imaging services for researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, 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. More information is available on the Case Center for Imaging Research website.

Services and Fees

The Imaging Research SR offers a multi-tiered rate structure. The full rate is applied when SR staff conduct the imaging scan and provide the data to the researcher. Discounts are available to individuals who have completed a SR-approved training program for use of specific equipment (50% weekday 9am-5pm). 

Contact SR Director Chris Flask ( for a free consultation on how to best utilize the imaging facilities or Michael Kavran ( for scheduling and/or training.

View table of fees


Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Shared Resources in your research papers and publications: 
"This research was supported by the Imaging Research Shared Resource 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, 216.844.4963,
Manager: Michael Kavran, 216.844.5091,