The HAIC is housed at three facilities: Children’s National Hospital, Georgetown University and Howard University.
Children’s National Hospital
The Children's National Hospital facilities are primarily for imaging children who are less than 4 years of age (including fetal and neonatal populations) and those who are medically ill or unstable.
Equipment includes two GE 1.5 T MRI MR45 Units; three GE 3T Discovery 750 MRI units. (one with Echo Planar Imaging, presentation and response monitoring equipment, and Multiband imaging). A research dedicated Siemens 3T Prisma scanner. MRI imaging includes High resolution structural imaging, DTI, MRS, fMRI (task or rest) and MRS.
The GU imaging facilities are primarily for studying typically developing control and medically stable IDD populations less than 4 years old.
Equipment includes a Siemens 3T Prisma scanner with Echo Planar Imaging, presentation and response monitoring equipment and Multiband imaging. A Mock Scanner is available for training study subjects. MRI imaging includes High resolution structural imaging, DTI, MRS, fMRI (task or rest) and MRS.
Howard University Molecular Imaging Laboratory (HU)
The research supported by the Animal Imaging Core includes imaging of small and large animals with disease models, cellular imaging, molecular imaging, nanomedicine, neuroimaging, pharmacology, drug development and translational research. The Animal Imaging Core provides expertise in delivering high resolution and high sensitivity imaging services, including in vivo MR imaging/spectroscopy, bioluminescent and fluorescent optical imaging, PET, SPECT, and CT imaging, spanning the range from subcellular structure to live animals.
Equipment includes two MRI machines (Bruker 7T and 9.4T), a PET/SPECT/CT machine (Bruker Albira) and an optical machine (PerkinElmer IVIS).