The IRC focuses on developing new, noninvasive methods for imaging and diagnosis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and x-ray imaging. Our research projects cover a broad range of topics related to medical imaging and its use, including:

  • MRI of the brain using dynamic perfusion imaging, diffusion imaging and BOLD activation imaging
  • MRI of premature infants
  • In vivo microscopic MRI of transgenic mice
  • Structural and metabolic imaging of bones and joints
  • Image guided interventions
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • In vivo 31P and 1H MR spectroscopy of brain metabolism
  • 3He and 129Xe hyperpolarized gas imaging
  • Design and testing of novel MRI coils
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Large animal cath lab interventions

The IRC conducts independently funded research and makes modern imaging technology available to collaborators at Cincinnati Children’s, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and other outside institutions.