Imaging Research Core

Overview of Services

The Imaging Research Core provides a comprehensive suite of preclinical and clinical imaging instrumentation and techniques developed in-house by our leading imaging scientists. The Core services the CWRU and University Hospitals research communities, researchers and industry partners throughout University Circle and Northeast Ohio, and across the country. The Imaging Research Core offers the expertise, infrastructure, and environment that can help turn your research into a reality. The Imaging Research Core offers a variety of preclinical and clinical services based on a set rate structure.
Preclinical Services
  • Bioluminescence
  • Fluorescence
  • In situ cryoimaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Radiochemistry Synthesis
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray / Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Image Processing / Quantification

Clinical Services: MRI
  • Research-dedicated Siemens Vida 3T MRI scanner
  • Comprehensive human MRI capabilities
  • Large animal imaging capabilities

Clinical Services: Other
  • The Imaging Research Core can also assist you in conducting preclinical studies on other clinical modalities (eg, PET or CT).

Radiopharmaceutical Development:
  • The Imaging Research Core includes a state-of-the-art PET radiopharmaceutical core facility to provide radiotracers to the research community for nuclear imaging research at Case and affiliated institutions. This facility was designed to provide critical support in terms of molecular imaging needs to biomedical research communities.

Leadership & Staff

Chris Flask, PhD Director, Imaging Research Core 216.844.4963
Bernadette Erokwu, M Ed, DVM Senior Research Associate 216.844.8023
Susan Farr Research Assistant 216.844.8499
Michael Kavran, MS Senior Research Associate 216.844.5091
Chunying Wu, PhD Instructor 216.983.4235
 Michelina Bacisin  Department Administrator  216.368.4909

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Trained users have 24/7 access available.     

11100 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106

Links and Resources

  1. Imaging Research Core institution webpage
  2. Imaging Research Core fees


Name Role Phone Email Location
Chris Flask