UW Research

The Bio-Molecular Imaging Center’s (BMIC)



BMIC provides 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service for research projects University-wide and externally.


The Bio-Molecular Imaging Center’s (BMIC) mission is to develop novel imaging techniques for anatomic, functional, tissue and molecular applications. Specifically, we perform cutting edge imaging of atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery, including 2D and 3D techniques, Functional Imaging (fMRI) for brain assessments and visualization, as well as cardiac stem cell viability studies.

Type: Equipment/Facilities/Services

With a state of the art Philips 3T Ingenia system MRI, HIFU equipment, custom RF coils, and extensive physicist support, our center aims to expand understanding of disease etiology and physiological functions via imaging. We work with researchers within and external to the UW system, as well as offer pilot time to encourage new research projects. We perform human and animal research scans.

Keywords: General

Imaging, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fMRI, HIFU

Keywords: Specific

3T, DTI, coils, eprime, functional magnetic resonance