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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.


15 JAN
Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate for Imaging Cardiac Metabolism: Technical Developments for Clinical Translation Noon | Zoom

Jae Mo Park, PhDEVENT: Imaging Science Seminar
Jae Mo Park, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Muhammad G. Saleh, PhDDr. Muhammad Saleh Joins CAIR

December 2020

Muhammad Saleh, PhD, joined UMB as a research associate after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine. His expertise involves developing accelerated, edited MRS methods, integrating motion correction technology with MRS methods, and applying them to study several neurological diseases. Welcome, Dr. Saleh!


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External Advisory Committee Convenes

November 20, 2020

The purpose of the External Advisory Committee is to critically evaluate the various CAIR projects and advise the leadership on the scientific direction of the Center. The EAC's inaugural meeting was held on November 20 and will meet annually hereafter. 

CAIR leadership thanks the committee members for their time, effort, and feedback.

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Dr. Chang receiving awardMezrich Research Prize awarded to Dr. Linda Chang 

‚ÄĆOctober 2020

Linda Chang, MD was awarded the Reubin S. Mezrich Research Prize during a Research Day Celebration in October 2020. Elias Melhem, MD, Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine gave the award to Dr. Chang. The Research Day Celebration was held as a hybrid in-person and Zoom event.


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Radiology Research Newsletter

Summer 2020 (most recent 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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