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NCBIB (National Center for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering)

Magnetic resonance (MR) techniques, with their capabilities to provide unique information non-invasively on tissue anatomy, function, physiology, and biochemistry, have evolved to become indispensable tools in biomedical research and clinical practice in humans. This evolution was propelled by incessant development of new technologies and instrumentation, backed up by vast amounts of research in animal model systems for unraveling biological processes underlying the information content of MR signals and their validation. Since its inception, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota (UMN), funded as a P41 Center since 1993, has played a pioneering role in this effort. Current funding for the Center as a National Center for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NCBIB) through NIBIB focuses on the development of unique instrumentation and enabling technologies that advance biomedical research and discovery. As part of its role as an NCBIB, the CMRR supports collaborative and service projects through its instrumental and human resources and through the dissemination of acquisition and reconstruction methodologies.q

To apply for BTRC project support, submit a project request through PARS. The PARS Operations committee serves as the P41 Operations and Steering committee.

To coordinate use of research protocols across institutions:
Project Protocols

Regulations about controlled substance use in projects:
Controlled Substances

Magnet specifications and scanner rates:
Project Outreach

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