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IRP Core: MRI Facility for Translational Research

David Reiter, Staff Scientist, Facility Head

The NIA MRI Core Facility for Translational Research. We maintain and operate a 3 Tesla clinical MRI scanner providing support for proton and heteronuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) studies. These efforts encompass major areas of clinical research in IRP laboratories with special focus on musculoskeletal, cardiology, neurology, and endocrinology. The core program was established in 2012 to support the experimental goals of intramural investigators and their collaborators.

Mission

Our mission is to offer research services supporting multi-disciplinary translational aging projects. Working with investigators and clinicians, we develop experimental protocols which utilize MRI and MRS techniques. This work is aimed at providing state-of-the-art magnetic resonance methodologies in order to enhance translational and clinical research on aging.