University of Wisconsin–Madison

Equipment

Computed Tomography

ct fluoro suite

Interventional Oncology Suite at University of Wisconsin Hospital, equipped with 4-slice GE Lightspeed scanner and GE Smart-Step technology

The Department of Radiology currently operates 6 state-of-the-art helical CT scanners. Five of these scanners are GE Lightspeed units (GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, WI), and all are equipped with multiple detectors. One of these scanners is equipped with Smart-Step, which allows three consecutive images to be taken at low dose radiation for interventional procedures (GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, WI). A PACS system with three independent workstations for image reconstruction and cine mode viewing (ALI GLx) are present in adjacent reading rooms and two Advantage Windows workstations are used for 3D-reconstruction. A new 1050 GSF small animal imaging suite is currently under construction in the K4 animal facility in the Clinical Science Center and is slated for occupancy in January of 2005. Located in the Contrast Agent Development Lab is a first generation MicroCAT-1 (ImTek, Inc, Knoxville, TN) scanner. Coupled with sophisticated Amira (TGS Inc, San Diego, CA) 3D-image processing software, the unit is capable of simultaneous multiplanar as well as 3-dimensional reconstruction.

Ultrasound

ultrasound

Interventional Oncology Suite at University of Wisconsin Hospital, equipped with 4-slice GE Lightspeed scanner and GE Smart-Step technology

The Department of Radiology has 10 clinical ultrasound units: four Phillips IU-22, three GE Logiq 9 with Breakthrough 2005 software, three Sequoias with software version 8.5 from Seimens. All units have color Doppler velocity and energy modes. The systems are linked via a McKesson (ALI) 5.0 Radstation and a Sono Station 5.0 PACS system with softcopy workstations. An upgrade to McKesson Version 11 is expected when it becomes available in March 2006.

Cryoablation

cryo equipment

Interventional Oncology Suite at University of Wisconsin Hospital, equipped with 4-slice GE Lightspeed scanner and GE Smart-Step technology

Our laboratory houses an Endocare cryosurgical unit with 8 probes and 8 thermosensor ports (Endocare, Inc., Irvine, CA) as well as numerous 2, 3, and 8 mm cryoprobes.

Endocare cryoprobe

Radiofrequency Ablation

rf equipment

Typical setup for the Valleylab multiple-applicator RF ablation system

The laboratory is equipped with a RITA 1500 generator with numerous types of RF electrodes, as well as ground pads and other disposables. Two Valleylab (Boulder, CO) Cool-tip™ RF generators and two Cool-tip™ RF switching controllers (invented in our lab) with cooled water pumps, numerous electrodes and ground pads and all connective tubing are also available in the lab.

Microwave Ablation

triaxial antenna

Specific to the Tumor Ablation Research Laboratory are:

  • Cober Muegge 2.45 GHz, 300 W variable microwave generator
  • 2-, 3- and 4-way power splitters; 150 W, 40 dB attenuator
  • 0-360° phase shifters (3)
  • Luxtron FOT Lab Kit
  • Dell Dimension 670n
  • HP 8753ES network analyzer.

mw system

System used for Microwave ablation research in our laboratory, including generator, power splitter and power meter

Equipment available for use in the Van Der Weide Laboratory includes:

  • TopoMetrix Tuning Fork Based Scanning Probe Head
  • TopoMetrix Explorer Scanning Probe Microscopes (2)
  • TopoMetrix NSOM Head
  • HP 54750A Digitizing Oscilloscope
  • HP 54752A Two-Channel 50 GHz oscilloscope
  • HP 83020A Microwave System Amplifiers (2)
  • HP 83620A Synthesized Sweepers (3)
  • HP 8720D 20 GHz Network Analyzer
  • HP 8133A 3 GHz Pulse Generators (2)
  • Agilent E4419A Power meter
  • Stanford Research Systems SR560 Low-Noise Preamplifiers (2)
  • Stanford Research Systems SR830 DSP Lock-In Amplifiers (2)
  • Stanford Research Systems SR780 2 Channel Network Signal Analyzer
  • Tektronix 2225 50 MHz Oscilloscope
  • Fluke 77 Series II Multimeters (6)
  • Topward 6306A Dual Tracking DC Power Supplies (3)
  • National Instruments GPIB Cards (8)
  • National Instruments Data Acquisition Cards (4)
  • National Instruments LabVIEW 7.0; Pentium IV computer systems (10)