The Imaging Facility provides access to equipment on a user-cost basis. Users are required to book equipment in advance through QReserve. Please create a QReserve account to access the booking system.

In order to maintain the performance of the imaging equipment, any users found to have not cleaned the objectives after using the microscope will be charged double for their session.

Mandatory training is required for all users prior to the use of new equipment. Please contact the Imaging Facility if you would like training on new equipment.

SickKids Internal Rates
(per hour)
Equipment External Rates (per hour)
$30 Zeiss Elyra PS1 (SIM/PALM/STORM) $36
$30 Leica SP8/STED Confocal/Two-Photon $36
$24 Nikon A1R Point Scanning Confocal w/FCS $32
$23 Quorum Spinning Disk Confocals $31
$24 Olympus TIRF/FLIM $32
$30 Zeiss Z1 Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscope $36
$20 Zeiss Epifluorescence Microscope $26
$18 MMI Laser Microdissection $25
$15 or TBD Nikon Histology/Long Term Imaging $19 or TBD
$5/slide (BF) or $12/slide (FL) 3DH Pannoramic Slide Scanner (20x) $6/slide (BF) or $14/slide (FL)
$7/slide (BF) or $15/slide (FL) 3DH Pannoramic Slide Scanner (40x/Oversize Samples) $8/slide (BF) or $18/slide (FL)
$11/hr Leica Fluorescence Stereomicroscope $15/hr
$60/hr Training Fees $60/hr

The $500 Imaging Facility Annual Access Fee covers the use of the following non-cost per hour items:

Analysis Workstations
Molecular Devices Visible Light/Fluorescence Plate Readers
Molecular Devices Luminometer
Molecular Dynamics Typhoon Phosphorimager
Li-Cor Odyssey FC
Alpha Innotech Gel Documentation