Who We Are
The Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC) Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratory provides state-of-the-art MRI facilities and related technical expertise to researchers at and outside the University of Washington. It is a self-supported cost-center currently supporting multiple departments within the university and industry projects in neural, cardiac, pelvic, fetal, and extremity imaging.
Under the directorship of Dr. Swati Rane Levendovszky, the center serves as a major site for development of new technology, medical research, and training activities. For research studies please contact the Center at our group email.
With a renovated facility, a state-of-the-art scanner (2021) and its strong relation with Philips, DISC looks forward to satisfying your scanning needs. It is also closely connected to the Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC, Director: Tom Grabowski), which can address your advanced image processing needs.
We have a COVID Prevention SOP for lab operations. Human subjects research is limited to those approved by Human Subject Division at the University of Washington. For additional COVID-19 resources please click on the links below:
- Mossa-Basha M, Medverd J, Linnau K, Lynch JB, Wener MH, Kicska G, Staiger T, Sahani D. Policies and guidelines for COVID-19 preparedness: experiences from the University of Washington. Radiology. 2020 Apr 8:201326.
- Kooraki S, Hosseiny M, Myers L, Raman SS, Gholamrezanezhad A. COVID-19 Precautions: What the MRI Suite Should Know. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 May 21.
- University of Washington: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/covid-19-health-and-safety-resources
- University of Washington: https://www.washington.edu/research/hsd/covid-19/