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CTI was created by Northwestern Radiology in Fall 2002 to promote imaging research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The primary research focus at CTI is cardiovascular, neuroimaging and Small Animal Imaging.

The NeuroImaging facility is a 4,000 square foot space in the basement of the Olson building that houses two state-of-the-art Tim Trio 3.0 Tesla Siemens Medical Solutions MR scanners. There is also a MagventureTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine, a Brain Products 32 channel MR-compatible EEG system, and an MR simulator system that can be used to train or acclimate subjects to the magnet environment.

CTI operations are overseen by a dedicated research staff. We assist new investigators in getting started and add our imaging expertise to any project. We have fully trained MR technologists and can provide assistance with scanner operations, setup and troubleshooting. Nursing support is also provided for studies that require monitoring or contrast agent administration. For technical assistance with protocols, equipment or imaging equipment, please contact Andy Larson, PhD

Program Subcommittee

Reviews requests for pilot time, oversees day-to-day operations, determines the operational budget, and provides information to other users at Northwestern University.

Todd Parrish, PhD
Lei Wang, PhD
Tim Carroll, PhD
Vania Apkarian, PhD
Darren Gitelman, MD
James Booth, PhD
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