Our Mission

The Imaging Research Center is an interdisciplinary research laboratory, operated by the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation (CCRF) and the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the purpose of which is to conduct research in medical imaging related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children and young adults.

The IRC provides access to advanced analytical imaging and image post-processing methods for collaborators involved in basic and clinical research at CCHMC and University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) for the purpose of advancing the research goals of both institutions.

Fulfillment of this mission is guided by the following specific aims:

  • As a core research center, conduct original research in new methods and applications of NMR and other diagnostic imaging modalities relating to children and young adults.
  • As a core resource center, provide consultation on and access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging techniques to researchers at CCHMC and UCMC, on a collaborative basis.
  • As a core training center, educate and train researchers, clinicians, fellows and students in the use of diagnostic imaging technologies in biomedical research.