Radiation Research/SARRP (HICCC)

Overview of Services

Novel focal irradiation system for small animals with on-board CBCT guidance capability

The SARRP, also known as the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform, is one of the equipment offered as a core facility for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The SARRP is a small animal irradiator that has the capability of performing clinical radiation in preclinical murine models. Built with conebeam CT technology and treatment planning software, 3D based anatomical radiation planning can be performed to deliver targeted radiation dose to tumors while sparing normal organ. In addition to CT based radiation planning, the SARRP treatment planning software is able to fuse imaging DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) files with MRI images for high resolution target visualization.

What is unique about the Columbia Radiation Oncology SARRP experience is that our system is comprehensive. With the new management team, the SARRP is monitored on a weekly, monthly and annual quality assurance schedule to offer accurate radiation treatment. In addition, all parties interested in using the SARRP will have a consultation with a radiation oncologist to help design the radiation treatment and will have full physics support to make sure the radiation plan is optimal. The ultimate goal is accurate and precise radiation delivery to the tumor tissue with minimal normal tissue damage.

Our new service will help limit the variability of treatment to offer optimal experimental parameters for research success. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to learn how we can improve your radiation research.

FY2022 Rates

External or Assisted Use  $550.00/hr

Internal - Trained users (Non HICCC Members) $275.00/hr

Internal - Trained users (HICCC Members) $250.00/hr


Tom K. Hei, PhD

Cheng-Shie Wuu, PhD

Cheng-Chia Wu, MD, PhD


Hong-Jian (James) Wei, PhD, Manager

Location and hours  

Location: 630 W 168th Street, VC11-208, New York, NY 10032

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Name Role Phone Email Location
Hong-Jian (James) Wei, Ph.D.
Manager, SARRP
630 W.168th Street, VC11-227, New York, NY 10032

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