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6525--DXA System

Category: 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment

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Type:   Advance
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Pennsylvania
Date Entered:   03/24/2023
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, PA
Description:   Special NoticeSpecial NoticePage 2 of 2Special Notice*= Required FieldSpecial NoticePage 1 of 2Regional Procurement Office (RPO) - East intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Scintica, Inc., to purchase an iNSiGHT Small Animal Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) System for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston). This system will allow for simultaneous high-resolution imaging and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) analysis in preclinical research. The new system will operate as part of the VA Small Animal Imaging Core, providing a much-needed resource for animal models of bone disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease in both mice and rats. The following equipment will be purchased:ITEM INFORMATIONITEM NUMBERDESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICESQUANTITYUNIT0001SHARED RESOURCE - EQUIPMENT iNSiGHT Small Animal Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) System The iNSiGHT is a small animal DXA system used to study body composition in a wide variety of animal models and tissues. Includes a 1-year warranty and a preventative maintenance visit in year 2. LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: OsInDXA-Sys1.00EA0002iNSiGHT Digital Radiography (DR) Mode Digital radiography (DR) is an available mode on the iNsIGHT system, different from the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) mode. This mode takes advantage of the digital x-ray detector within the system to provide an x-ray image from a single energy source. Settings can range from energies of 40\R\80 KeV, currents of 0.1\R\0.8 mA, and acquisition times of 5\R\60 seconds. LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: OsInDXA-DR mode1.00EA0003iNSiGHT Offline Analysis Viewing and analysis for data acquired on the iNsIGHT system. LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: OsInDXA-Offline2.00EA0004iNSiGHT Installation Installation on the purchased iNSiGHT system with basic safety requirements discussed, and system operation. LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: OsInDXA-Inst1.00EA0005iNSiGHT Training Training and on the purchased iNSiGHT system. LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: OsInDXA-Trn1.00EA0006Free Shipping and Handling iNSiGHT DXA LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: Shipping iNSiGHTSTATEMENT OF NEEDBACKGROUNDA severe limitation in current in vivo imaging is the inability to image a single animal over multiple time points through disease progression, due in part to the toxicology associated with the delivery of radiation in the form of x-rays, to the subject. The VA Small Animal Imaging Core currently operates a Skyscan 1176 Micro-CT, which provides x-ray imaging and the ability to construct 3-D models of specific hard tissues/regions of interest. However, traditional micro-CT imaging is limited by a number of factors, including long imaging sessions (>45 minutes per animal/session) to attain resolution of
RPO EAST (36C24E) VA Service Area Organization East 15212 323 NORTH SHORE DRIVE SUITE 500 PITTSBURGH PA 15212 Ms. Millicent Covert, Contracting Officer, Phone (Will not take calls), Email millicent.covert@va.gov
RFP Number:   36C24E23Q0088
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