Overview

Image showing MRI of a polycystic kidney

The Human Imaging Core within the Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center at Mayo Clinic provides imaging services to assess and catalog the progression or regression of PKD. This service is offered to all Mayo and interested external researchers.

Core services

  • Image analysis. The core offers semiautomated MRI and computed tomography (CT) image and volumetric analyses of polycystic kidneys and liver as well as functional assessment of the kidney and heart, including measurements of renal blood flow. Learn more.
  • Imaging data management. The core facilitates the transmission, collection and storage of anonymized imaging data used in translational PKD research and provides a system that enables PKD researchers to exchange images. Learn more.

Numerous developmental projects also are underway in the Human Imaging Core. The goal is for these developmental projects to lead to new or enhanced services that will further facilitate the translation of basic PKD research discoveries into clinical practice.