The experienced faculty and staff at the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) provide top-quality service by using state-of-the art and innovative technology. Our services are tailored to meet the requirements of each clinical trial and the needs of the study sponsor.
Analysis and acquisition often go hand in hand in imaging research as proactive analysis of recently acquired information can provide valuable feedback for future acquisition, which thereby enhances downstream analysis output. Strong communication between teams conducting these processes allows for successful research and advancement of imaging technology.
The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) partners with the CBI to provide expertise and analysis services to investigators at UB. BNAC has experience with many diseases, including multiple sclerosis, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. BNAC may assist investigators in the quantification and interpretation of tissue volumes, tissue iron content, fiber tract integrity, metabolite concentration and other tissue properties.
BNAC is a dedicated research center for quantitative analysis of MRI for clinical research including Preclinical and Clinical Phase I, II, III and IV trials and investigator-led research studies on multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The CBI will consult with the investigator in determining which imaging methodologies are most suited to meet the investigator’s research objectives. The following are examples of parameters that can be tailored in an imaging study:
Animals are permitted to be housed in the Laboratory Animal Facility (LAF) for long periods of time for longitudinal studies. Housing costs are applied in addition to the imaging rate. Housing fee per cage/day will be applied according to the LAF policies.
MRI contrast agents
Contrast agent injection
MR imaging and PET/CT imaging are on a fee-for-service basis.
PET-CT or CT-only imaging
To ensure data privacy, no personal identifying information (PII) will be stored on the imaging scanners.
The CBI will reconstruct images to most accurately fulfill the demands of the study. Images will be shared with the investigator either via DICOM or as NIfTI-files. Per investigator request, the CBI staff will provide raw data to the researcher for reconstruction.
The CBI does not maintain a redundant data backup for imaging data. It is the PI’s responsibility to store securely the study data after they have been provided by the CBI.
Data is provided to the PI via an encrypted link to the CBI’s data storage server.
For intrusion protection: