Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a center that helps researchers collect and use data on the brain and central nervous system.
The Neuroimaging Informatics and Analysis Center (NIAC) supports WUSTL scientists whose research involves brain and central nervous system imaging, according to associate director Daniel Marcus, PhD, research assistant professor of radiology at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
“Scans of the brain and other central nervous system structures can get computationally intensive,” Marcus says. “The analysis of structural brain data on a single patient, for example, consumes significant computing time, and some studies involve scans of a thousand subjects or more.
“We’re here to support the storage, processing and analysis of that data,” Marcus says.
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