Dr. William BrooksHoglund Brain Imaging CenterDr. Phil Lee

Hoglund Brain Imaging Center

Turning today's research vision into tomorrow's standard of care.

Established over 13 years ago, the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC) has greatly enhanced the KU research landscape. Top scientific researchers, renowned professors, graduate students and postdoctoral students aspire to carry out their work at HBIC, where advanced imaging studies have led to discoveries in major areas of research, including Alzheimer's disease, weight loss, fetal and infant health, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and traumatic brain injury.

The HBIC uniquely combines neuroimaging technologies under one roof, boasting state-of-the-art structural and functional imaging capabilities. Thanks to philanthropic support from Forrest and Sally Hoglund, and state and federal funding, HBIC functions as a regional resource at the forefront of biomedical imaging endeavors. The HBIC environment allows basic and clinical biomedical imaging scientist to work together,  integrating structural and functional approaches to the assessment of the brain in both health and disease.

State-of-the-art equipment

  • 3 Tesla Siemens Skyra Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system scans the full body, expanding the center's previous focus on the brain to include research on the heart, spine, kidneys, upper and lower extremities and other parts of the body.
  • 9.4T Varian (Agilent) MRI system for animal studies.
  • HBIC is the only facility in the world with capabilities for whole-cortex adult magnetoencephalography (cMEG) and high-density fetal MEG. The center has a 151-channel, whole-head adult unit with capabilities for simultaneous recording of 156 channels of EEG.
  • Ultrasound scanner (GE Logiq P5) offers 2-D ultrasound with the 3.5C Thin Wide Band Convex Probe, capable of imaging the fetus, the fetal heart and recording the location (depth) and orientation of the fetal heart and head.
  • Recently acquired High Density Electroencephalography system (HD EEG).

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Community partner

The presence of the 3T MRI and the MEG systems within the Kansas City region provides unique opportunities to offer advanced scanning services to clinicians and patients. These services are designed to enhance and complement existing radiological services. For example, cortical imaging is used for pre-surgical planning in patients with epilepsy or tumor diagnoses. Contact us to collaborate >>

Educational benefits

The HBIC is an excellent environment for education. Students at all levels, both in the clinical and basic sciences, are encouraged to enhance their education by working with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding faculty in such diverse neuroimaging fields as MR spectroscopy, functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tractography, and MEG. Discover the opportunities at HBIC >>

Last modified: Nov 30, 2016
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