HIU - Facilities & Other Resources

The Center for Clinical Research (CCIR) serves as the physical home of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Human Imaging Unit (HIU) and is a research-dedicated, comprehensive imaging center. Located directly in the middle of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the CCIR is a one-of-a-kind facility in the nation and, possibly, the world. This 8,800-square-foot Center represents one of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology’s newest research initiatives. Working within the CCIR, the HIU allows investigators to take advantage of recent scientific and technical advances in biomedical imaging. The Unit provides advanced instrumentation for human imaging studies, as well as, image data archiving, processing, and analysis.

Facilities and Equipment: On-site staff include nurses, imaging technologists, research coordinators, data analysts, programmers, and managers to monitor, advise, and coordinate all aspects of the imaging resources for research studies. Patient care areas via the HIU include outpatient waiting areas, an inpatient holding zone, a nurse’s station, and monitoring equipment integrated into the existing hospital system. The design includes seven private holding rooms with flexible configuration to accommodate the consent process, interviews, physical examination, or any of a variety of other procedures. Equipment includes six state-of-the-art imaging scanners in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography PET), combined PET/CT and ultrasound (US). Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging cameras also can be accessed from the Center.