Biomedical Imaging resource 3T MRI supports clinical research
Through an effort organized by the CCTS, The Ohio State University Health Science Colleges were funded to purchase state-of-the-art MRI upgrades for the research-dedicated 3.0 Tesla Siemens Trio magnet that will be a shared resource in the CCTS Biomedical Imaging Core.
Upgrades of this 3Tesla MRI to a 32 channel state-of-the-art TIM Trio MRI will offer enhanced focus on joint, cardiac and vascular imaging, neuro-imaging and whole body burden of performance for studies that disease. The newly upgraded resource will foster original innovative research through support of pilot studies and new teams within the BIR and will support the CCTS efforts in career development, support of transdisciplinary scientific endeavors and novel methodological informatic strategies including image analysis.
Originally purchased by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in 2003 for imaging acquisition required for the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), biomedical imaging investigators from across The Ohio State University Health Science Colleges will have increasing access to this instrument moving forward.
For information on the use of the 3Tesla MRI in the Martha Morehouse Plaza contact Kevin Lauer.