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Core facility for Campus Flemingsberg: X-RAY

Welcome to one of the core facilities at ANA Futura: X-ray machine for Irradiation of biological material.

Two CIX2 X-ray cabinets from Xstrahl have been acquired. They are 220kV self-contained cabinet irradiators.

Background: Irradiation of biological material using a X-ray machine. The primary use of the irradiator is to irradiate cultured cells suspended in cell culture medium in 15 ml and/or 50 ml centrifugation tubes or growing in tissue culture vessels as a mono-layer (in sizes up to 175 square-centimeter cell culture bottles or different type of multiwell plates i.e. 6-well up to 384-well plates.

Booking and fees

  • Open for external users?
    Yes
     
  • User fee?
    A user fee will be applied for using the X-ray irradiators.
     
  • Education mandatory before access to equipment?
    Yes. It is a legal requirement that you have attended a course/session on "Radiation and radiation protection" prior to start using the X-ray irradiators. In addition to the course, you also need an onsite introduction to get access.

    You should have participated in the "Radiation and radiation protection" course/session no longer than five years ago. Please provide a certificate when contacting the experts for access.

    If your certificate is older than five years or if you have not participated in such course previously, you must register for one. See further details for registration below.

    If you have attended an equivalent course, you need to provide a certificate and sign up for an onsite introduction to get access to the X-ray irradiator. See contact details below.

    Registration for the "Radiation and radiation protection" course
    Courses will be offered at Karolinska Institutet. Please send your interest in attending the course by sending an email to Richard Odh. Courses will be given at Campus Solna. Location and date/time will be communicated by Richard Odh.
     
  • How to book the equipment
    At this moment please contact Adamantia Fragkopoulou for bookings. As soon as possible a central booking system will be implemented for the X-ray irradiators at Karolinska Institutet. More information will come when available.

Responsible department for the equipment

Department for Laboratory Medicine is responsible for the equipment.

Address

ANA Futura, Alfred Nobels Allé 8, Flemingsberg

3rd floor

Contact the experts

Expert user support for X-ray irradiators

Adamantia Fragkopoulou

Assistant professor
K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa

Radiation protection expert

Sofia Skyttner

Security coordinator
UF.FA.Miljö och säkerhet
UF Central Administration

General questions about the X-ray irradiators

Lars Frelin

Senior researcher
H5.Klin Mikrobiologi.Sällberg
H5 Department of Laboratory Medicine

Stefan Eriksson

Lecturer senior
C3 Fysiologi och farmakologi