MD Center for Advanced Imaging Research (MCAIR)
Housed in the new HSF-III facility at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Maryland Center for Advanced Imaging Research (MCAIR) was created in 2018 to consolidate major research resources in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
MCAIR focuses on developing and using cutting edge imaging modalities such as advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hyperpolarized imaging, positron-emission tomography (PET), and focused ultrasound. These techniques are used in groundbreaking ways to help scientists understand disease processes and advance diagnostic imaging, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment to patients in the clinical setting.
MCAIR is supported by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal and foundation funding.
ABCD Study in Baltimore Completes Recruitment
October 15, 2018
The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) site of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study has completed recruitment, as part of the largest long-term study of child health and brain development in the US. The research team has successfully enrolled 605 children ages 9 and 10 years (50 more than initially targeted), contributing to the ABCD consortium, which has enrolled 11,877 children across the nation. We will be following the children and their families over the next 8 years or longer.
We are extremely grateful to all the families that are participating in this national study!
Arrival of PET-MR Scanner
The Siemens PET-MR scanner (mMR BioGraph) has arrived at the new HSF-III reseach building of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
This is the first PET-MR system in Maryland outside of NIH. It combines a 3 Tesla whole-body MRI with a positron-emission tomography (PET) scanner.
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Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
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- Visit: https://abcdstudy.org/sites/umaryland.html
- Contact the study’s Site Coordinator:
Dr. Christine Cloak
Phone: (410) 706-2223 (ABCD)
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