The Biomedical Research Imaging Core (BRIC) is a part of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences. The BRIC is an imaging laboratory that provides advanced, state-of-the-art imaging for preclinical research activities, which include in vivo and ex vivo animal research. The experienced team of imaging scientists collaborate with investigators to provide protocol development, study design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation.  The BRIC includes a comprehensive spectrum of imaging modalities that include Positron Emission Tomography, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT/SPECT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Optical imaging, in vivo microCT, ex vivo microCT and ultrasound. The BRIC has collaborated on many interesting and diverse combat-related research project areas such as amputations, multiple types of fractures, spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and depression after injury which can have a direct impact on warfighter recovery.  The BRIC strives to enhance preclinical research through providing advanced imaging techniques as well as by developing new techniques for imaging and post-processing.

Main Contact information:

BRIC group email:

Maureen Hood, PhD, RN, FSMRT, FAHA
Director, Biomedical Research Imaging Core
Room: C1075A

Ph: 301-319-6964

Alexandru Korotcov, PhD

Senior MRI Scientist/Research Advisor

Ph: 301-295-9749

Shalini Jaiswal, MS, NMTCB, ARRT

Director, Pre-clinical Nuclear Medicine

Ph: 301-295-5674


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