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Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR)

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Health Sciences Facility III
670 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Housed in the new HSF-III facility at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR) was created in 2018 to consolidate major research resources in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

CAIR 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.

CAIR 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.


30 OCT
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Children 12-1pm | Zoom/Meeting ID: 968 6503 4116 Password: 629548

EVENT: Imaging Science Seminar
Amal Isaiah, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Accelerating GluCEST Imaging Using Deep Learning for B0 Correction 12-1pm | Zoom/Meeting ID: 967 7543 5676 Password: 373153 Photo of Yiran Li

EVENT: Imaging Science Seminar
Yiran Li
Senior Research Analyst
University of Maryland, Baltimore

13 NOV
Flow-Suppressed Metabolic Imaging of Hyperpolarized [1-13C]Pyruvate in the Healthy Rat Brain In Vivo 12-1pm | Zoom/Meeting ID: 991 5678 9813 Password: 592085 Photo of Minjie Zhu

EVENT: Imaging Science Seminar
Minjie Zhu
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Maryland, Baltimore


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logo of the abcd studyABCD 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!

Click here for more information about the ABCD study

Arrival of PET-MR‌Early installation of PET-MR system Scanner

‌October 2018

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.

Learn more about the PET-MR scanner

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January 2019 (current issue)


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Studies Seeking Volunteers

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Drs. Linda Chang and Thomas Ernst, and their colleagues are seeking volunteers for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

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