USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (SNII) aims to enhance discovery through the application of imaging and information technologies in the study of the brain. The Institute is dedicated to excellence in data acquisition, analysis, stewardship and computational innovation for the purpose of biomedical research.
The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) seeks to improve understanding of the brain in health and disease. The laboratory is dedicated to the development of scientific approaches for the comprehensive mapping of brain structure and function.
The Imaging Genetics Center (IGC) is a research team of neuroscientists, engineers, medical doctors, and computer scientists, involved in studying brain imaging, genetics, and the connections between them. For 20 years, IGC has made advances in understanding the major diseases and disorders of the human brain, with over a thousand collaborators worldwide.
Opening in 2016, the Center for Image Acquisition (CIA) is a brand new MRI facility that will house a Siemens Magnetom Prisma, a new 3 Tesla MRI scanner, and a Siemens Magnetom 7T MRI scanner. The MAGNETOM Prisma 3T includes unparalled simultaneous 80mT/m @ 200T/m/s gradients, a new, high-end gradient system that delivers high gradient amplitudes and fast switching capabilities in a combination that is currently truly innovative. The Siemens Magnetom 7T MRI system is an investigational device. Both MRI scanners are at the leading edge for neuroimaging.