The Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) at OHSU is involved in fundamental MRI research, with an emphasis on dynamic contrast studies, diffusion tensor imaging and the molecular origins of MRI contrast. The AIRC operates four research-dedicated MRI instruments. A 30 cm bore 12T system for animal studies, a Siemens 7T whole body scanner and two Siemens 3T instruments. One 3T scanner is situated on the Oregon National Primate Research Center campus, which is located about ten miles west of the main OHSU campus. The data collected by an eclectic community of researchers within OHSU amounts to 3 terabytes per year and is projected to grow over the next five years. The current use and projected growth clearly calls for a high end research- dedicated DICOM data storage system to meet the needs of AIRC investigators and the community of OHSU scientists that it serves. This equipment grant application requests funds for a Candelis ImageGrid-10 PACS appliance to enable the AIRC to meet its current and projected image storage and retrieval needs.

Public Health Relevance

Research performed at the AIRC has a direct relevance on a large number of issues relating to public health which include improved diagnostic imaging of breast cancer, studies of brain aging and the relationship between aging and neurological disorders, normal brain vascular physiology, dynamic contrast MRI and its application to tumor prognosis and treatment assessment, development of improved animal models of human disease, early differentiation of brain neuronal connectivity patterns and brain chemistry of alcoholism.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grants (S10)
Project #
1S10RR027694-01
Application #
7793756
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-SBIB-Q (30))
Program Officer
Birken, Steven
Project Start
2010-08-05
Project End
2011-08-04
Budget Start
2010-08-05
Budget End
2011-08-04
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$101,990
Indirect Cost
Name
Oregon Health and Science University
Department
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
096997515
City
Portland
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97239
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