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NIH Cell Irradiator Facility
Bethesda, MD

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a Gammacell 1000 Elite Sealed Source Irradiator located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD. [learn more]

Program Manager: Wendy Rubin
Email: rubinw@mail.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 496-5774
NIH Clinical Center Clinical Image Processing Service (CIPS)
Bethesda, MD

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The Clinical Image Processing Service (CIPS) offers timely and accurate advanced image processing of diagnostic radiology images for clinical care, research, and training. CIPS’ functions include clinical services and scientific researches. Established Technologies: CIPS can process most modern imaging modalities such as MR, CT, PET and Ultrasound in anatomical regions from the hand to the heart. The CIPS lab currently offers services in seven exam categories: IP Dynamic Enhancement Dynamic Enhancement MRI (DEMRI) is a type of MRI study in which intravenous contrast is administered… [learn more]

Director: Ronald Summers
Email: rsummers@cc.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 402-5486
NIH Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine
Bethesda, MD

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine provides state-of-the-art laboratory testing in support of Clinical Center patient care and will serve as a center of excellence in research and training in laboratory medicine, particularly in areas which utilize the unique strengths of the National Institutes of Health.Goals: We are committed to the following goals:, Respectful, compassionate, and high quality patient care, High standards of clinical laboratory practice and efficiency, Optimal support of clinical research protocols, Excellence in applied and medical research, Professional and career grow… [learn more]

Chief: Karen M Frank
Email: frankkm@mail.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 496-4433
NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine Cell Processing Section (CPS)
Bethesda, MD

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The Metabolic Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) opened in 2007 as a key component of the Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research . The NIDDK worked closely with the Clinical Center to design the Unit, which houses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for a wide range of metabolic clinical research studies. The MCRU brings together experts in a wide range of fields including metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition, cardiovascular biology, gastroenterology, hepatology, genetics, and behavioral sciences. It supports protocols designed by researchers from across all NIH institutes investigating the … [learn more]

Director: David F. Stroncek
Email: dstroncek@cc.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 402-3314
NIH Clinical Center Laboratory of Diagnostic Radiology Research (LDRR) - Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Bethesda, MD

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Radiology and Imaging Sciences provides imaging services for National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center patients participating in research protocols conducted by the various NIH institutes. Services include X-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, computed tomography (CT) scans, and interventional radiology (special procedures). Radiology also conducts research studies of clinical imaging procedures and offers training in biomedical imaging research. Established Technologies: Radiology Body Imaging (convent… [learn more]

Chief: Joseph A. Frank
Email: jfrank@cc.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 402-4314
NIH Clinical Center Metabolic Clinical Research Unit (MCRU)
Bethesda, MD

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The Metabolic Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) opened in 2007 as a key component of the Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research . The NIDDK worked closely with the Clinical Center to design the Unit, which houses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for a wide range of metabolic clinical research studies. The MCRU brings together experts in a wide range of fields including metabolism, endocrinology, nutrition, cardiovascular biology, gastroenterology, hepatology, genetics, and behavioral sciences. It supports protocols designed by researchers from across all NIH institutes investigating the … [learn more]

Director: Kong Chen
Email: kong.chen@nih.gov
Phone: (301) 451-1636
NIH Clinical Center Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics Research Section
Bethesda, MD

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The Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics Research Section (also referred to as the NAB LAB) is a multidisciplinary group of highly qualified scientists, clinical and technical staff, and trainees with diverse backgrounds including medical, physical therapy, neuroscience and biomedical engineering expertise. Clinical Services: Clinical services include comprehensive physical and functional assessments by Certified Adult and Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians and our team of physical therapists. Based on this initial assessment additional evaluations may be … [learn more]

Director: Diane Damiano
Email: damianod@cc.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 451-7529
NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy Department - Pharmacy Services
Bethesda, MD

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The NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy Department provides pharmaceutical care to inpatients and outpatients on NIH intramural research protocols at the NIH Clinical Center. The Clinical Center facility encompasses 200 inpatient beds, 93 day-hospital stations, and 15 clinics. Clinical Center pharmacy staff provide sophisticated research support to health care providers as well as clinical investigators. Pharmacists conduct and participate in research programs that enhance knowledge regarding investigational drugs and new uses of commercially available agents. The Pharmacy Department's Investigation… [learn more]

Director: Barry Goldspiel
Email: bgoldspiel@cc.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 496-5869
NIH Clinical Center Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Bethesda, MD

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The PET Department at the NIH Clinical Center has three PET scanners dedicated to clinical research. In addition, the facility has three medical cyclotrons and 10 hot cells to produce a wide variety of positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals. A new cGMP Facility for production of radiopharmaceuticals will soon be put into operation. The department is staffed by a dedicated team of cyclotron engineers, radiochemists, healthcare providers, and scientists. Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging technique that uses radioactive substances injected into patients to provide images of t… [learn more]

Director: Peter Herscovitch
Email: peter.herscovitch@nih.gov
Phone: (301) 451-4248
NIH MRI Research Facility (NMRF)
Bethesda, MD

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The NIH MRI Research Facility (NMRF) is a shared, intramural resource for human imaging studies. The NMRF is supported by all Institutes at NIH and reports to the Shared Resources Subcommittee (SRS) of the Scientific Directors. Administratively, NMRF resides within NINDS. The NMR Center Steering Committee provides the direct oversight for NMRF activities. Service Offerings: Provide intellectual, technical and material support for investigators using its imaging and computer resources. , MRI using a state-of-the-art 7.0 T human MRI system and other resou… [learn more]

Technical Director: Lalith Talagala
Email: talagalal@ninds.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 402-3253