Centers and Shared Resources

Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Development

The Center is fully equipped to perform clinical and research MR imaging or spectroscopy studies on humans or large animals. A full range of monitoring, anesthesia, rf coil development, computer and instrumental control facilities as well as MR research technologists and physics/chemistry consultation are available to Department of Radiology researchers and their collaborators.

Center for In Vivo Microscopy

The Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy (CIVM) is an NIH National Biomedical Technology Research Center dedicated to developing novel methods for preclinical imaging and applying those methods to important biomedical problems.

Duke Center for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

The Duke Center for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (DAIR) aims to leverage existing clinical and scientific expertise with the Department of Radiology to facilitate and promote translational machine learning research involving medical imaging and other radiology data within Duke Radiology and in collaboration with other departments and initiatives across the Duke AI Health ecosystem.

Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center

The Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) encompasses more than 10,000 sq. ft. of new and newly-renovated space on the Duke University Medical Center campus. The BIAC Scientific Review Committee meets to review new protocols and renewals. Included in BIAC resources are two research-dedicated MRI suites, an expansion bay (currently housing the MRI Simulation Facilities), image analysis laboratories, an RF coil construction shop, and offices for faculty and students engaged in imaging methodology development. BIAC’s computing facilities consist of a high-speed network of Windows and Linux servers, workstations and cluster nodes. Data analysis is performed using custom-developed software, commercial software, and software obtained from other research MRI centers.

Translational PET/CT Molecular Imaging Center

A major goal of this center is to facilitate the acceleration of scientific discovery into clinical practice. Small animal PET / CT allows in vivo physiologic and anatomic imaging in preclinical rodent models. Using high resolution positron emission tomography (PET), we are able to image biological processes co-registered with high resolution CT images. Quantitative, in vivo measurements of physiologic processes can be performed in longitudinal studies.

Our Inveon PET / CT scanner allows for physiologic and anatomic imaging of mice and rats with a 1.4mm FWHM PET spatial resolution, and a 0.1 mm CT spatial resolution. This quantitative analysis can be performed on static, gated and dynamic data.