The mission of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging (IIBI) is to foster efficient and cooperative inter-disciplinary and cross-college research and discovery in biomedical imaging, and to improve training and education within the broader community at the University of Iowa.
The IIBI MR Research Facility offers research imaging on 3T and 7T whole body scanners, and a 7T small animal scanner, all located in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. It is also identified as a University of Iowa Research Core facility.
The IIBI PET Research Facility offers research imaging on a dual-modality high-sensitivity/high-resolution PET/CT scanner. The hospital-located PET Center is equipped with a modern cyclotron and extensive radio-chemistry laboratories and routinely supports research PET imaging.
Ophthalmic imaging modalities available and routinely used for research include fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, and visual function assessment to investigates the pathology of eye diseases and support quantitative image-analysis ophthalmic research in IIBI.
The Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC) is a core facility of IIBI and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). SAIC provides µPET, µSPECT, µCT, and optical imaging resources to researchers.
The Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Laboratory (APPIL) seeks to broaden the understanding of basic physiology and pathophysiology of the lung along with pulmonary disease co-morbidities using quantitative imaging.
The visualization facility includes state-of-the-art devices and computational resources that greatly benefit interdisciplinary biomedical imaging research, featuring a large collaborative interactive 3D (stereoscopic) visualization environment.