Office of Research

Biomolecular Imaging Center


The Bio-Molecular Imaging Center (BMIC) develops novel imaging techniques for anatomic, functional, molecular, and tissue applications, and facilitates research for medical institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. BMIC aims to explore and establish collaborative research opportunities and international scientific communication.

BMIC supports imaging related research and performs MR imaging services for clinical trials from non-UW affiliated institutions on a fee for service basis.

Core Services Offered

The Bio-Molecular Imaging Center houses a whole-body 3.0T Philips Magnetic Resonance Scanner for non-invasive, high resolution human and animal research. Resources for anatomic and functional studies include custom equipment and sequences, as well as the expertise of on-site MR physicists. BMIC provides state-of-the-art imaging technology and applications for studies in basic, translational and clinical research.

Funding Information:

National Institutes of Health (NIH): 92%
Research Royalty Fund (RRF): 0.3%
Private Institutes and Foundations: 7%
Other Government Sources: 0.7%

Reporting Structure:

Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Center Details

Director: Yuan, Chun
Location: UW Medicine South Lake Union campus, 815 Mercer Street
Administrator / Program Manager: Chu, Baocheng
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Radiology 
Faculty Involvement: 3