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Center for Neuroimaging

Transforming clinical research through neuroimaging

Center for Neuroimaging

Through the collaboration of neurosciences and biomedical imaging sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine, the Center for Neuroimaging focuses on the growth in clinical and translational brain-imaging research. As structural, functional and molecular neuroimaging research experiences tremendous triumphs, the center contributes to advancing the understanding of the human brain in health and illness.

Support Neuroimaging in Indiana

Generous financial support advances neuroimaging sciences and its sub-specialties, including medical and molecular genetics, neurology, psychiatry and radiology.

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Research innovation

Through innovation and the highest standard in equipment, subject-matter experts at the Center for Neuroimaging investigate emerging technologies and develop advanced image processes.

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Educating with Emerging Technologies

Progress wouldn’t be possible without enthusiastic and highly motivated trainees. At the Center for Neuroimaging, IU School of Medicine faculty enable postdoctoral fellows to explore the advances in human brain imaging, medical neurosciences, genomics and computational systems biology through hands-on training. The center’s education program and affiliated faculty are highly transdisciplinary. Collaborating with center experts, trainees help develop, assess and validate emerging technologies by investigating brain structure and function in health, illness and treatment response.

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Education and training

With the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Center for Neuroimaging provides training and experience in structural, functional and molecular neuroimaging research.

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Indiana Imaging and Biomarker Neurorepository

The repository creates a framework for collection of imaging and laboratory data and electronic medical records. With the goal of advancing the understanding of health conditions and treatments affecting the brain through the creation of a large research database, this repository exemplifies the merging of several disciplines as it serves as a patient registry for future research participation.

Mission and Vision

The Center for Neuroimaging is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in research and clinical care of brain disorders through:

  • utilizing advanced imaging technologies to understand brain structure and function
  • investigating the influence of genetic variation on imaging phenotypes in health and illness as well as treatment response
  • development, assessment, and validation of emerging imaging technologies and analytic approaches
  • the provision of training and experience in structural, functional and molecular neuroimaging research

Research Spotlight

A study led by Shannon Risacher, PhD, explored brain imaging data from individuals who have a history of head injury to see whether or not there was a link to a higher level of tau, a protein associated with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease.

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AI and research

Center experts were featured in the Indianapolis Business Journal's issue focusing on artificial intelligence.

September 2023