The Department of Radiology conducts leading magnetic resonance research and clinical research at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Center for Clinical Imaging Research, and University of Minnesota and affiliate hospitals. We also provide opportunities for trainees interested in participating in research as part of their professional development.

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Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR)

A National Cancer Institute Center of Quantitative Imaging Excellence (CQIE), the CCIR provides advanced imaging for specialized clinical and clinical research protocols. Specialized reproducible imaging protocols are implemented with consistent quality via a research-compliant team approach.

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Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)

CMRR focuses on development of unique magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy methodologies and instrumentation. It is home to some of the most advanced magnetic resonance (MR) instrumentation in the world, including the world’s first 10.5T clinical imaging magnet.

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Radiology Faculty Research

The Department of Radiology has an agreement with the Department of Surgery Clinical Trials Office to provide research support for Radiology faculty research projects. The team supports investigators and their research teams in all phases of clinical research, including the organization, implementation, and completion of clinical research studies.

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Center for Radiology Research Resources (CR3)

The Center for Radiology Research Resources (CR3) was created to provide a clear and efficient path for researchers to partner with the Department of Radiology when a study requires imaging services. CR3 provides study teams across the University and M Health Fairview with recommendations for enhancements to the proposed protocol and insights on technological requirements.

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Opportunities for Trainees

Trainees are encouraged to participate in research activities as part of their professional development. Information is available on partnering with Radiology faculty on a variety of clinical research opportunities in diagnostic and interventional radiology. Magnetic resonance research opportunities at CMRR are also available.

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Director of Research, Clinical Radiology
Mary Farnsworth
Director of Operations and Safety, CMRR
Jeramy Kulesa
Imaging Manager, CCIR and CR3
Megan Leland