Core B: Neuroimaging
Core B, or the Neuroimaging Core, promotes the overall Center by providing research projects with outstanding resources in the rapidly evolving field of neuroimaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET). In addition, the core assists with correlative cellular high-content brightfield and fluorescence tissue imaging. These techniques allow project investigators to evaluate short- and long-term consequences (days to months) of acute organophosphate intoxication in the brain and determine if lead therapeutics are effective. Core B works with Core A (Medicinal and Analytical Chemistry) to develop and validate imaging biomarkers designed to meet specific research needs. The Neuroimaging Core also provides virtual and hands-on training in imaging methods, data acquisition, and image analysis to the CounterACT community.