The Opus Imaging Research Building is home to the Center for Advanced Imaging Research. The center's leading-edge MRI facilities are available for research purposes to all Mayo Clinic investigators.
Mayo Clinic's Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR) aims to advance the science of imaging techniques, such as MRI and CT, to deliver more accurate diagnostics and a better quality of care. The center brings together clinicians and scientists from across Mayo Clinic in unique collaborations to enhance innovations in medical imaging techniques.
The Center for Advanced Imaging Research is housed in the Opus Imaging Research Building, located at the southwestern corner of Mayo Clinic's downtown Rochester, Minnesota, campus and is connected to the campus by a pedestrian subway. With two floors and 40,000 square feet of space, this state-of-the-art building is one of the largest in the country to be used exclusively for imaging research. Imaging equipment available includes whole body 1.5T and 3.0T MRI scanners. Multiple research laboratories are housed in the Opus Building, which facilitates valuable collaborations to advance the science of imaging.
Mayo Clinic MRI researchers have a long history of developing cutting-edge applications for patient care, and they continue to discover new imaging technologies that lead to better understanding, diagnosis, progression, prevention and treatment of diseases. For information about CT facilities in the CAIR, see the CT Clinical Innovation Center.
The Center for Advanced Imaging Research is affiliated with these other research areas at Mayo Clinic: