Imaging Research Center in Sacramento
The University of California at Davis established the Imaging Research Center (IRC) in 1998, with a major expansion in 2003, to support imaging science research and promote the use of modern imaging methods in basic science and clinical investigations of the brain and body. The IRC is located in a 13,000 sq.ft building on the UCD Medical Center campus in Sacramento, and currently houses two research-dedicated whole-body MRI scanners: a 1.5T GE Signa MRI System and a 3T Siemens TIM Trio MRI System. A wide range of imaging studies are carried out in the IRC. The IRC supports basic science and clinical research that investigates the structure and function of the nervous system, including perceptual, motor and cognitive function using real-time functional imaging techniques, and research that investigates systemic physiology and morphology in health and disease.
The IRC is dedicated to research involving advanced imaging and image processing technologies, and serves UC Davis Health and the Main Campus. The Center houses a whole-body 1.5T MRI system and a 3T MRI system, and equipment for general imaging research support. The IRC also includes a Neuroscan Maglink 136 channel system for simultaneous EEG/ERP recording in the 3T MRI system. The IRC holds PC, Silicon Graphics, Sun and Linux workstations for MR imaging research, PC workstations for general image processing and office work, and other workstations for nuclear and x-ray imaging. In addition to visiting faculty offices, there are private offices for visiting faculty, and ample computer work areas for graduate research assistants. Imaging physics faculty and technical support personnel have offices at the IRC, and continually improve upon the research infrastructure and provide support for faculty research projects.