Neuroimaging Core

The purpose of the Neuroimaging Core (NIC) of the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (CADRC) is to enhance the CADRC through the application of advanced imaging to center participants. The NIC also provides high level imaging data analysis support and infrastructure to the other CADRC cores and to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia researchers both regionally, nationally, and through the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC).

The NIC acquires imaging data using resources at both Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. These resources include state of the art MRI scanners (3T and 7T) and PET scanners.

The NIC works closely with the Clinical Core (CC) to enroll center participants to obtain the advanced imaging protocols available at CADRC. In addition, we work with the Neuropathology Core to provide cutting-edge post-mortem imaging using ultra-high field MRI techniques. These techniques provide the highest spatial resolution imaging of ex-vivo brains available.

Researchers can request more information on the specific data available from the NIC by contacting


Dr. Mark Lowe, Neuroimaging Core Director

Dr. Frank DiFilippo, Neuroimaging Core co-Director

Dr. Norbert Avril, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Mark Griswold, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Stephen Jones, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Dan Ma, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Ken Sakaie, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Wanyong Shin, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Dr. Jagjit Sidhu, Neuroimaging Core Co-Investigator

Jian Lin, Image Analyst

Sally Durgerian, Image Analyst

David Russo, Research Coordinator