Researchers call on the facility for non-invasive, high resolution imaging of animal models of disease and materials, and clinical research studies involving new applications of MRI. The research includes:

    • Studies of tumor oxygenation and blood flow
    • Studies of pancreatic function and efficacy of islet transplants.
    • Studies of cardiac function and response to therapy
    • Development of high spectral and spatial resolution MR for improved anatomic and functional imaging
    • Differentiation of metastatic and non-metastatic rodent tumors
    • Analysis of the dynamics of granular materials
    • Effects of electrical injury
    • Structure of arterial plaque
    • Improved detection of breast and prostate cancer
    • Evaluation of response in cancer patients undergoing experimental therapies
    • New approaches to brain anatomic and functional imaging
    • Imaging surgical specimens