• All fees in $/hr unless otherwise noted.
  • User Fee – User fee for using an instrument with some assistance from staff.
  • Service Fee – Staff runs the sample on the various instruments and provides the results.
  • Training Fee – $50/hr per trainee per instrument.
  • External User Fee – Please contact imagingcore@utdallas.edu for further details
Imaging InstrumentsInternal User FeeInternal Service Fee
VS120 Slide Scanner$16$38.1
Spinning Disk$30.7$51.5
EVO SEM$24.4$55.6
Imaris (Workstation 4)$10
Histology InstrumentInternal User FeeInternal Service Fee
Tissue processor & Embedder$9.6/hr$4.1/block (min. 4 blocks)
Rotary microtome$4.25/hr$3.1/slide
Cryostat$5.35/hr$3.1/slide (min. 5 blocks)
H&E Staining$5.2/slide (min. 5 slides)
Carbon Coater$8.45/hr

Facility Rules

  • Users must make reservations before using the instruments.
  • Reservations must be cancelled at least 1 hour before the starting time of the reservation. Otherwise, the users will be charged for the reserved time slot.
  • Users are responsible for charges of unused reservation hours because of being late or for no-shows.
  • Users must not be more than 30 minutes late to prevent other users using your reserved time slot at your expense.
  • If a user cannot use the reserved slot for emergency reasons, please bring it to the staff’s attention.
  • Microscope workspace, especially microscope objectives, should be kept clean. Oil MUST NOT be used on air objectives.
  • Fine will be imposed upon the user for violating the rules.
    • At first instance, the violator will be sent a warning message.
    • At second instance, the violator will have to pay $100.
    • At third instance, the violator will be barred from using the equipment for 1 month.


To reserve an instrument, please visit the Lab Resources Scheduler. Name of the faculty supervisor/sponsor and a valid cost center number is required to complete the reservation.

Training Request

Get a free consultation.

Go through basic tutorials on choosing the right microscope and email imagingcore@utdallas.edu for a free consultation to discuss about the best way to accomplish desired results.

Test the equipment.

Try an experiment to see if it’s worth taking training on recommended equipment.

Fill out a form.

Read through the rules and fill out a training requisition form.

Run a few trials.

Carry out first few runs under supervision of trainer till you get comfortable with using the equipment.

Get ongoing support.

Feel free to reach out to imagingcore@utdallas.edu if you face a challenge anytime, we are there to back you up.