Resource Access & Pricing
Under the current department administration, there has been a significant increase in imaging resources available for research projects. The Department actively support investigators who wish to use imaging resources for their research projects and clinical trials.
In general, there are two categories of resources available for research projects and clinical trials: 1) imaging resources managed by hospitals or clinics (e.g., UWMC, HMC, SCCA); and 2) imaging resources managed by the Department of Radiology.
- 64-slice MDCT at UWMC
- 3T MRI at UWMC, HMC, and SCCA
- PET-CT at UWMC and SCCA
- Other hospital imaging services available at UWMC, HMC, SCCA
Access and Pricing:
CRBB/AAA process at UWMC/Roosevelt/HMC. Equivalent processes established at SCCA.
These scanners are operated by the hospitals and used for day-to-day patient care. Under the academic mission of UW School of Medicine and hospitals, investigators may use these imaging resources for clinical research investigations and trials. Pricing for hospital resource use is obtained through the CRBB/AAA process at UWMC/Roosevelt and equivalent processes established at SCCA and HMC. Investigators should discuss with a site manager, radiology director, or the Vice Chair for Research the feasibility of experimental imaging protocols that differ from routine clinical imaging protocols.
- 3T MRI scanner at the South Lake Union, Biomolecular Imaging Center (BMIC)
- 3T MRI scanner at the Health Sciences Building, Diagnostic Imaging Science Center (DISC)
- 4.7T MRI scanner at the Health Sciences Building, Metabolic Spectroscopy Laboratory
- Radiochemistry Laboratory at the Health Sciences Building
- Mobile PET-CT scanner, the Section of Nuclear Medicine, South Campus
- Primate PET scanner, Washington National Primate Research Center, Neuroimaging and Biotechnology Laboratory
Access and Pricing:
Through the Center and laboratories operated in the Department of Radiology.
The Department of Radiology and collaborating laboratories maintain dedicated research instrumentation for both animal and human imaging research projects. These resources are managed through cost centers established in the Department of Radiology. Access and feasibility of research should be discussed with the director of the cost center or laboratory investigators who manage these resources. The pricing for these resources DOES NOT need to be obtained through CRBB/AAA or equivalent process established by hospitals. Investigators should directly contact laboratories or the Department of Radiology to discuss pricing and research feasibility.
These resources are dedicated research scanners and, as such, may not be used for clinical imaging research in which imaging data will be used for clinical management of patients. However, many of these resources may be used for human research subjects, as well as for animal research projects under strict standard operational procedures set by the Department.
For each dedicated research resource, please refer to the appropriate section in “Research Centers” or “Research Groups.”