BioImaging Resource Core
The BioImaging Resource Core (BIRC) provides leadership, scientific expertise and instrumental support in quantitative imaging techniques, including MRI, CT, DXA and PET, critical to the WFU OAIC’s research theme: Integrating pathways affecting physical function for new approaches to disability prevention. The BIRC is well integrated with all OAIC cores and leads the development and implementation of imaging techniques and protocols to quantify and characterize body composition, particularly skeletal muscle and total, regional and organ-specific adipose tissue and to obtain non-invasive measures of vascular and neuromuscular function. The Core also supports a large image repository that it developed during the present cycle in order to facilitate cross-study comparisons and exploratory analyses of established imaging outcomes as well as rapid development and validation of new imaging phenotypes. Methods developed during the current cycle have been demonstrated to be robust and of high precision in both human research and in translational models using rodents and nonhuman primates.
If you would like to apply to have DXA scans performed through the Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics for your study, please contact Kim Kennedy.
Greg Hundley, MD, Core Leader
Kimberly Kennedy, Senior Clinical Research Manager
Stacy Harpe, RN, DXA Technician