Neuroimaging provides a non-invasive means to measure structure and function of the living human brain. The Neuroimaging Core will support scientists investigating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases of aging by providing access to state-of-the art imaging, eduation, and training in imaging modalities, and novel imaging methods.
The overall goal of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center Neuroimaging Core is to enhance the neuroimaging infrastructure and facilitate increased research in aging and Alzheimer's disease for researchers at the University of Kansas and other institutions. The Neuroimaging Core builds on the established resources of the KU Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, which brings together a unique array of human and animal MRI, cortical, and fetal magnetoencephalography (MEG). In addition, the Neuroimaging Core works closely with The University of Kansas Hospital, which provides positron emission tomography (PET) as well as a strong faculty of imaging scientists with outstanding experience across multiple modalities.