Neuroimaging provides a non-invasive means to measure structure and function of the living human brain. The overall goal of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center Neuroimaging Core is to enhance the neuroimaging infrastructure and facilitate increased research in aging and Alzheimer's disease for researchers at the University of Kansas and other institutions. The Neuroimaging Core builds on the established resources of the KU Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, which brings together a unique array of human and animal MRI, cortical, and fetal magnetoencephalography (MEG). In addition, the Neuroimaging Core works closely with The University of Kansas Hospital, which provides positron emission tomography (PET) as well as a strong faculty of imaging scientists with outstanding experience across multiple modalities.
The role of the Neuroimaging Core is to: