Facilities & Resources
The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research is located in Research Park, south of the University of Utah Health campus. UCAIR faculty, staff, and student offices are located on the second floor of the Imaging and Neurosciences Center (INC) building. Two 3 Tesla research MRI scanners and support facilities are located toward the rear of the building on the first floor.
Patients coming to the INC building to get an MRI scan should park in patient parking, enter the front of the building, and make their way towards the rear of the building by walking down the corridor to their left as they enter. The reception desk and waiting room are on the left near the end of the corridor.
Colleagues and Collaborators wishing to access the research scanners should park in employee parking.
Resources Available to Investigators
Created within UCAIR, the Recharge Center manages time on all six 3 Tesla and several 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners in the Department of Radiology to provide MRI capabilities with customized MRI sequences and receiver coils that are beyond the standard of care. Our dedicated MRI equipment is unparalleled in the Intermountain Region for the handling of the most difficult and unique research projects.
UCAIR incorporates a Magnetic Resonance Imaging coil research laboratory with the ability to design, construct and develop novel MR gradient and receive coils for specific MR imaging needs (e.g., to image specific anatomical features or physiological processes).
Please contact Dr. Rock Hadley, (801) 581-7027 for further information.
Siemens TIM Trio 3 Tesla MRI Scanner
Most research projects are performed on "the 3T," located in the INC building in Research Park.
Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T
The Prisma MRI scanner sets a new benchmark for MRI research at UCAIR, and is provided as a resource to support research throughout the University of Utah campus. The Prisma 3T scanner has high performance gradients and digitial parallel transmit and receive capabilities. This Prisma MRI scanner forms the central component of the comprehensive animal and human research MRI facility operated by the Univeristy of Utah MRI Service/Recharge Center here at the the University of Utah.
Isotope-based imaging research is supported by the Molecular Imaging Program, under the direction of John Hoffman, MD, a member of the Department of Radiology faculty and medical director of UCAIR. The Molecular Imaging Program, located in the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI), manages a PET/nuclear medicine GE PETtrace cyclotron with negative ion accelerator, in addition to research-dedicated PET and PET/CT scanners.
CT and SPECT equipment is also available at the HCI, the Veterans Administration Hospital, and the University Hospital.