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Biomedical Imaging Center

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Conduct barrier-breaking research at BIC

The Biomedical Imaging Center develops cutting-edge techniques that support both molecular and magnetic resonance imaging. It provides facilities, equipment, and training for researchers across a range of disciplines. Each BIC tool is supported by dedicated research scientists available to assist with study design, data collection, and data post-processing.

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9.4 Tesla MRI

State-of-the-art tools to enable interdisciplinary research

BIC is a shared research facility within the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Enabling MRI research at UIUC

BIC is home to two 3 Tesla human MRI scanners, a 9.4 Tesla preclinical scanner, and is a partner in the Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center. The center owns a Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla MRI, the first of its kind in Illinois.

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Researchers work on PET-CT scanner

Specialized tools in the Molecular Imaging Laboratory

Expert staff members guide researchers through molecular imaging techniques on a range of tools, including a hybrid Siemens Inveon triple-modality microPET/SPECT/CT scanner and PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum CT live-animal imaging system.

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