Research at the Cutting-Edge

Activation of the Brain during a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) taskIn the second half of the twentieth century the development of imaging methods had a profound and transforming effect on the nature of diagnosis and thus the practice of medicine. In the last quarter of the century it was particularly the advances of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that led this revolution.

Oregon Health & Science University has resolved to join the forefront of the progression of medical imaging into the twenty-first century. This has begun with the creation of the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) and its initial focus on MR imaging.

The AIRC at OHSU has as its basic mission the advancement of medical imaging. With this charge it has become a center for cutting-edge research in imaging science. It is a research facility independent of existing departments at OHSU.