Provides advanced imaging technology, equipment, and expertise to support basic and translational inpatient and outpatient clinical research.
The Clinical and Translational Imaging Unit (CTIU) – a component of the Clinical Research Nucleus (CRN) – consists of research imaging facilities in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Our Core Resources include the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR), the Radiology Clinical Research Core (RadCore), the Cyclotron Facility, and MRI Facility, among others. The Unit also includes a 3D Printing Lab which provides access to four printers and engineering support to construct 3D printed models from imaging data for pre-procedural planning, novel implant and device development, and for making small pieces of equipment for research studies.
The CCIR is 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.
RadCore provides coordination and project management services to support the basic and clinical research of Washington University investigators. RadCore assists in the training, design, execution, financial management and analysis of basic and clinical research.
The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Cyclotron Facility and Nuclear Pharmacy provides positron emission tomography (PET) isotopes, radiochemicals, radiotracers and radiopharmaceuticals to the research and medical communities.
Services & Resources
CTIU provides a full range of biomedical imaging, study coordination, and radiopharmaceutical services. View our Core Resources.
These services include:
- Pre-study services that help investigators design, set up, and begin the study
- Coordinating Services, including Scanning Services, that provide assistance in executing, monitoring and evaluating the study
- Information Technology management services to manage, track, and process imaging data
The CTIU has access to personnel with a wide range of expertise. The RadCore has 5 Sr. Clinical Research Coordinators, a Regulatory Specialist, and a Billing and Data Specialist. 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 Cyclotron Facility provides a dedicated staff of scientists and pharmacists to ensure that both standardized and research offerings are handled with little need of outside assistance. The Cyclotron Facility can also help to develop new product offerings along with oversight into the regulatory requirements for these new products.
These groups work together to provide services, support, maintenance, and development needs for the Center.
The forms required to plan, develop and execute a research study in the CCIR may be downloaded from the CCIR Forms webpage.