Clinical & Translational Imaging Unit (formerly the Human Imaging Unit)

The Clinical & Translational Imaging Unit (CTIU) - a component of the Clinical Research Nucleus (CRN) - resides in the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR), a state-of-the-art biomedical imaging facility located on the 10th floor of the West Pavilion of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. The CCIR provides the latest in advanced imaging technology, equipment and expertise to support basic and translational inpatient and outpatient clinical research.

Services & Resources

CTIU provides a full range of biomedical imaging services using the CCIR facilities.
These services include:

CCIR Facilities

  • Subject waiting area
  • Two consultation rooms
  • Nurses’ workstation
  • Locked supply storage area
  • Temporary storage area
  • Numerous temporary work spaces
  • -70° C freezer (temporary storage)
  • Specimen refrigerator (temporary storage)
  • Refrigerator
  • Lab resources
  • Wireless hook-up for laptops
  • Conference room
  • Technical expert staff for consultation and protocol integration
  • Assistance from nurses, coordinators and technologists

Personnel Support

The CTIU has access to two main personnel groups working in the CCIR.

These groups work together to provide services, support, maintenance, and development needs for the Center. In addition, the CCIR has established a formal master research agreement with Siemens Medical which provides full-time, on-site personnel that work with WUSM to promote the development of new biomedical imaging technologies.


The CTIU has access to five state-of-the-art imaging scanners used to conduct research in computed tomography (CT), 1.5 T and 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), combined PET/CT, and combined PET/MRI. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging cameras also can be accessed from the center.

Bioimaging Scanners



Avanto with TIM

1.5 T MRI Scanner

Biograph 40


Sensation 64 Definition


Trio with TIM

3T MRI Scanner

Biograph mMR

PET/MR Scanner







Facilities & Other Resources

For a description of the CTIU and other ICTS resources, see the Tools and Resources page.


Clinical Research Nucleus (CRN)

Clinical Research Laboratory (CRL)