MBM faculty Dr. Brad Sutton, professor of bioengineering and technical director of the Biomedical Imaging Center (BIC), delivered a tech talk December 12 on clinical and preclinical imaging equipment available at Beckman Institute.
The Biomedical Imaging Center is a unit of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center’s goal is to conduct research and develop MRI technology that addresses questions ranging from the single cell to the complex inter-dependent systems underlying cognitive function, aiding the development of cutting-edge techniques which integrate magnetic resonance methods with other imaging techniques, including optical imaging, eye-tracking, EEG and MEG.
BIC combines several modalities for biomedical imaging:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Human 3 T MRI x 2
- High-field 14 T animal MRI
- Molecular imaging for preclinical models
- Triple-modality PET/SPECT/CT preclinical scanner
- Fluorescence and Bioluminescence IVIS system
- Human and animal ultrasound
We’re excited to have Dr. Sutton as one of our faculty in Miniature Brain Machinery, and look forward to the research opportunities our trainees will have working with him and the BIC!