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Shared Resources

Radiation Medicine


The Moores Cancer Center Radiation Medicine Shared Resource Facility provides internal and external clients with individualized radiation treatments using our Precision X-Ray stereotactic Small Animal X-Ray Radiation Therapy (SmART) machine. In addition to X-Ray irradiation, MCCT clients can also use the built-in Cone Beam CT (CBCT) imaging system to image mice without breaking vivarium biosafety protocols, allowing them to keep their mice in the main MCCT vivarium. The CBCT imaging system is used to develop an unique treatment plan created by working with your team for your project and your experiments. The beams can target tumors or tissues in 360 degrees, feature multiple collimated beam sizes from a circular 2.5mm diameter beam up to 40x40mm square beam and are ideal for dose fractionation and dose escalation studies. Services include stereotactic body X-Ray radiation therapy of in vivo tumor model systems, whole-body irradiation of mouse pies, sterilization, as well as irradiation of cell and tissue culture systems including Eppendorf tubes, cryotubes, conical tubes, dishes, and flasks.


Radiation Medicine Shared Resource Services

  • Stereotactic X-Ray irradiation of  in vivo tumor or tissue models
  • Whole-body X-Ray irradiation including mouse pie
  • Cell and tissue culture irradiation
  • Cone Beam CT imaging (CBCT)
  • BMT ablation
  • Individualized treatment plan development with publication-quality images
  • Dose fractionation studies
  • Dose escalation studies
  • Dose modeling studies
  • Experimental design and consultation
  • X-Ray sterilization

Sample instructions

  • Cells to be irradiated can be brought in tubes, dishes, and plates, at room temperature, on ice, or on dry ice. Please reach out for more detailed questions.
  • Mice need to be brought in mouse pies for whole-body irradiation. Alternatively, for precision radiation, they can be brought in cages.
  • If you have dosing questions, please reach out.

Recharge Rates

​Affiliation ​Recharge Rate Effective May 1, 2024
UCSD MCC Member: $145.00/hr
UCSD Faculty (Internal): $304.00/hr
Non-University (External): $442.00/hr


Operating Policies

A minimum two-week advance notice is required before booking irradiation appointments. A minimum of 24-hour advanced notice is required for any cancellations. One hour will be charged if cancelled within 24 hours. Please contact Riley Jones ( ) for more information including availability. The Core Facility observes all University Holidays and will be closed on these days.


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Director:  Andrew Sharabi, MD PhD, Director
Phone:  858-534-2381

Contact:  Riley Jones, Manager and Operator
Phone:  858-534-2381

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Vivarium Room B010
3855 Health Sciences Drive, MC 0803
La Jolla, CA 92093-0803