School of Medicine

Radiology & Imaging Sciences Research

Introduction to UCAIR

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The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research houses an incredible amount of expertise in MRI, math, and physics and offers many resources to researchers at the University of Utah. While UCAIR's collaborative research extends across campus, the UCAIR facility 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.


Resources Available to Investigators

MRI Service/Recharge Center

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.

The Coil Lab

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).

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 3T scanner has high-performance gradients and digital parallel transmit and receive capabilities.

Siemens MAGNETOM Vida 3T MRI Scanner

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.


Research Stories

We're continually adding stories about the great research going on in our department. Browse our stories here.