Scheduling and Fees


Prices are per
Internal *External
(other universities)
External Commercial
MRI $600.00 $756.00 $900.00 -
For Animal Procedures: Contrast costs are $50 per subject.
TEM $40.00 $51.00 $70.00 $200.00
SEM $40.00 $51.00 $80.00 $200.00
Confocal $35.00 $44.00 $60.00 $200.00
Xray Diff $19.00 $24.00 $60.00 $150.00
AFM $25.00 $32.00 $45.00 $100.00
Support/Training $48.00 $60.00 $100.00 $100.00
CT Research $450 per hour, $225 per 1/2 hour. Minimum requirement of $225.

Light Microscopy Services – users will be charged actual costs for supplies (per slide) and for staff time (trimming block, cutting sections, mounting, staining, processing, etc.). Contact I2AT for price quotes.

Billing rates: All users are subject to a user fee. I2AT must demonstrate compliance with our institutional and federal requirements and cannot use discriminatory pricing between federal and non-federal sponsored activities. I2AT Rates charged to federal grants/contracts will not subsidize other users. Rates are established for each user class listed below.

  1. Internal Rates – for users paying with MSU accounts (Banner). No user will be charged a lower rate than a user paying with a federal funds
  2. External Rates (other universities) – university users external to MSU.
  3. External Rates – for users external to MSU. This includes MSU employees that need use of the instruments for personal work and/or work that is not MSU related.
  4. Commercial – for users in the manufacturing/technically productive/general business industry.

Discounts/Fee Waivers: If sufficient subsidies are available, discounts/waivers may be provided with approval. Contact 662.325.3019 for additional information.

Because of the complexity of this instrument (the 200keV TEM), the I2AT recognizes that 1 hour of training may not be sufficient. Therefore, all new users of the instrument will be allotted up to 4 hours of "training" or "tech time" with no charge for "tech time". Users will be charged for "beam time" only during this initial training. Any hours that exceed the initial 4 hours will be charged the normal rate for tech time in addition to beam time.

Users will be charged a minimum of one hour for the first hour, then in 15 minute increments for any time over the initial hour. Please note: Time is assessed by MR room time and NOT by scan time alone. MR room time is defined as the amount of time the MR area is not available for other clinical or research project. MR room time includes the time it takes to set up the room and protocol, prepare the subject, reconstruct the MR images, and clean up.

IACUC standards require specific cleaning practices to take place prior to any animal research activities. We cannot guarantee admittance to the animal bay area before 5:30 p.m. Please keep this in mind when scheduling the MR for animal subjects that require preparation time (e.g. anesthesia). If you schedule an MR for 5:30 p.m. for an animal subject that requires use of the animal bay area and you would like to prepare the animal for MR prior to 5:30 p.m., you can call ahead (662-325-3019) to check whether the area is ready prior to 5:30 p.m.