The Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (HBIC) occupies a free-standing 11,500 sq. ft. research-based imaging facility on the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) campus. HBIC provides outstanding imaging capabilities, including magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalolgraphy, electroencephalography, magnetocardiography, and ultrasound, to complement the existing biomedical research community at KUMC and nearby universities. HBIC brings scientists from diverse disciplines such as neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, nephrology, cardiology, psychiatry, psychology, preventive medicine, nursing, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, medical physics, engineering, and computer science together in a highly collaborative and integrative environment. A further strength of the HBIC is its close proximity to the KU Hospital, providing optimal access for research participants.
HBIC has its own dedicated parking area that provides optimal access for the many outpatient studies to be carried out. The center is adjacent to the Animal Research Facility, a geography that facilitates straightforward transport of animals for studies. We provide ample space for all activities associated with the proposed research studies. In particular, office space is provided for center research scientists as is additional space (on a rotating basis) for collaborating scientists carrying out research studies at HBIC. Within the center are subject areas including changing rooms, consultation rooms for discussing studies, obtaining consent, and debriefing following research studies, and clinical space for nursing support, participant preparation such as placing venous lines for injections and preparation for MEG studies.
Our center provides an outstanding team of world-class scientists who are developing new imaging methods, a group of excellent staff who support collaborations, and a unique combination of state-of-the-art equipment. As well as brain development, aging, and decision making, the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center supports investigations into Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cancer, polycystic kidney disease, obesity, diabetes, anxiety disorders, depression, smoking and addiction and several others.
The HBIC provides considerable support to investigators through a strong faculty with broad expertise in cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical physics, and computing, together with a support team of technologists, nurses, research associates, and research assistants. Through strong collaborations, these individuals assist with study design, collection of data, analysis, and interpretation of results. The HBIC also supports investigators with new technique development, feasibility studies, pilot funding, preparing grant applications and manuscripts, and compliance.