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Department of

Radiology

Research Facilities

Cincinnati Children's Imaging Research Center

The Imaging Research Center (IRC) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory, operated by the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation (CCRF) and radiology department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The center's purpose is to conduct research in medical imaging related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children and young adults.

The IRC provides access to advanced analytical imaging and image post-processing methods for collaborators involved in basic and clinical research at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for the purpose of advancing the research goals of both institutions.

The IRC employs imaging research technologists, engineers, physicists, chemists, nurse study coordinators, system analysts, research assistants, business managers and service coordinators, as well as graduate students and medical students from UC.

Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories

The Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutic Laboratories are located in the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Cincinnati. Our research focuses on applications of biomedical ultrasound including sonothrombolysis, ultrasound-mediated drug and bioactive gas delivery, development of echogenic liposomes, early detection of cardiovascular diseases, and ultrasound-image guided tumor ablation.

The Center for Imaging Research (CIR)

The Center for Imaging Research is a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine core facility dedicated to the in vivo study of human anatomy and physiology.

As a core facility, the CIR's primary mission is to provide imaging research capabilities to scientific investigators at the University of Cincinnati. It is based on a 4.0 Tesla Varian Unity INOVA Whole Body MRI/MRS system.

Although the primary aim of the CIR is human neuroscience investigation, other organ systems can be studied as well. The MRI system permits visualization and measurement of human anatomy, organ function and organ chemistry in healthy subjects and patients. In addition to conducting neuroimaging studies, the CIR also develops hardware and software to support various imaging techniques.

University of Cincinnati Medical Center MR Imaging Center (MSB)

The UC Radiology GE 3.0T Signa EXCITE 16 Channel High-Definition Whole-Body MR System, located in the University of Cincinnati Medical Sciences Building (MSB), is a shared clinical and research resource. More information about the research applications for the 3T MRI is available at UC.

Vontz Core Imaging Laboratory (VCIL)

The Vontz Core Imaging Laboratory (VCIL) is a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine core facility dedicated to pre-clinical in vivo and ex vivo imaging. As a core facility, the VCIL's primary mission is to provide imaging research capabilities to scientific investigators at the University of Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and other outside investigators.

The VCIL is a state-of-the-art imaging lab with capabilities in CT, PET, SPECT, Bioluminescence (BLI), Fluorescence, X-Ray, Optical, and Radioisotopic imaging.

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati Multi-site Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati have combined resources to form a multi-site flow cytometry core facility, which is available to assist with research. Flow cytometers are situated at 4th floor Shriners, the Care building (2876) and at the Vontz.

Each facility has different capabilities and instrumentation. All instruments are priced competitively with the local market.