Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center located?
The HBIC is located on the University of Kansas Medical Center Campus at 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas. The center is a one-story building on the north side of the campus, just behind the Dykes Library. Our general mailing address is 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 1052, and Kansas City, KS 66160. Our physical address is 3805 Eaton Street, Kansas City, KS 66103.
What does HBIC do?
HBIC carries out investigator-initiated biomedical research and clinical trials. We also perform clinical scans on a limited basis through a contract with the University of Kansas Hospital.
Is HBIC part of the University of Kansas Medical Center/Hospital network?
HBIC is part of the University of Kansas Medical Center. Although closely connected, the Kansas University Hospital Authority is a separate legal entity from the university.
I am a student: Can I do my internship/research at HBIC?
HBIC strongly encourages student research and mentorship. Please visit our scholarship section to learn more about opportunities available to students and contact us to find out about current opportunities.
I would like to volunteer at the HBIC? Whom should I contact?
Please contact Justine Karungi, Assistant Director of the HBIC to learn more about current volunteer opportunities.
What career opportunities are currently available at HBIC?
Please visit our career opportunities page to learn more about current opportunities.
What type of research studies are conducted at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center?
HBIC conducts research in both human and small animal models. Please visit our research section to learn more about research at HBIC and how you can volunteer for a research study.
I am an investigator. Can I carry out my research at HBIC?
Do I need to be a faculty member or student at KUMC to do my research at HBIC?
You do not have to be a faculty member or KUMC student to do your research at HBIC. HBIC encourages cross-institutional collaborations. Please contact Dr. William Brooks, the HBIC director for more specific information on scientific collaborations and fee-for-service offerings at HBIC.
Whom do I need to contact to initiate my research process at the HBIC?
Please contact Dr. William Brooks, the HBIC director for more specific information on scientific collaborations and fee-for-service offerings at HBIC. You may also fill out this form and someone from HBIC will contact you.
What is the cost of doing research at HBIC?
HBIC has institutionally approved rates for both on-campus and off-campus research. We also offer some subsidies to highly promising pilot studies that have potential for future federal and other funding. Please contact Dr. William Brooks, the HBIC director for more information.
What other facilities are available to me for research at the KUMC campus?
Please visit our facilities page to learn more.
How do I volunteer for research at the HBIC?
Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about current research studies and how you can participate.
How do I schedule my appointment for an research MRI at HBIC?
Please contact the study coordinator for the study that you will be participating in. For general inquiries about an existing appointment, please contact our HBIC front desk office at 913-588-9070.
Does HBIC have wheelchair access?
Does HBIC have its own parking space?
Yes, the HBIC has its own visitor and patient-designated space, just in front of the HBIC building.
Please see our Map and Directions page for more information.
What do I need to know before my MRI appointment?
-You will be provided with required hearing protection during your MRI
-What to wear:
○ All persons being scanned in the MRI must change into provided scrubs
○ Nothing should be worn above the neck area. This includes anything on the head, including artificial hair, wigs, hats, scarves, etc.
○ All jewelry and piercings must be removed
○ Wear as little makeup as possible; none on or around your eyes as it may interfere with the study. Hair should be worn down, no buns or ponytails
○ If you have removable dental work, you will be asked to remove it before scanning
-If you require glasses, please be sure to bring your prescription or wear contacts
-Most scans will last an hour or more and will require you to lie flat on your back
- You will be required to fill out a safety screening form prior to your scan to ensure that it is safe for you to participate in the study you are volunteering for
- Those under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to complete this form
- Certain implants will require documentation to verify safety. If you have been given an implant card, please bring it with you the day of the scan. Otherwise inform the researcher so that we may try to find any necessary documentation. If you have ever had an injury involving metal to your eyes or skin, a radiology report will be required to demonstrate that no foreign bodies are present
- Those who wear medication patches or insulin pumps will be asked to remove them prior to having an MRI. Please verify with your prescribing physician that it is safe to do so
-Young children are not permitted to be left unattended
-Friends and family of those being scanned will be asked to remain in the waiting area while scanning is taking place
Please contact us at 913-588-9070 if you need more information, including directions to the HBIC facility, ahead of your scheduled MRI appointment.
What should I bring with me to the MRI appointment?
- If you require glasses, please be sure to bring your prescription or wear contacts
- Certain implants will require documentation to verify safety. If you have been given an implant card, please bring it with you the day of the scan. Otherwise inform the researcher so that we may try to find any necessary documentation
Please contact us at 913-588-9070 if you need more information ahead of your scheduled MRI appointment.