Overview

Davison Building

The Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) encompasses more than 10,000 sq. ft. of new and newly-renovated space on the Duke University Medical Center campus. The main BIAC offices are housed in the Davison Building, fourth floor (Duke Hospital South Green Zone), including the office of the Director, Dr. Allen Song, offices for the administrative staff, and a conference room with integrated videoconferencing and presentation systems. Offices for BIAC translational and cognitive neuroimaging faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and medical students are also located in Davison, as is the image analysis laboratory used by students and faculty from both inside and outside of BIAC. Duke Hospital North houses a 7,000 sq. ft addition for BIAC that contains two research-dedicated MRI suites, an expansion bay (currently housing the MRI Simulation Facilities), additional image analysis laboratories, an RF coil construction shop, and offices for faculty and students engaged in imaging methodology development. The BIAC small-bore 7T MRI scanner is located in the adjacent Sands Building for easy animal access. BIAC's computing facilities consist of a high-speed network of Windows and Linux servers, workstations and cluster nodes. Data analysis is performed using custom-developed software, commercial software (e.g., Analyze), and software obtained from other research MRI centers (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer, SPM).