Center for Radiochemistry Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Center for Radiochemistry Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Center for Radiochemistry Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Center for Radiochemistry Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Center for Radiochemistry Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Elevating Imaging Research

Our challenge: build a home for a particle accelerator in an existing building, a healthy laboratory environment for researchers, while also activating an under-utilized plaza on campus.

Size

9,600 sf

Year Complete

2016

Project Tags

Awards

DJC Top Project, First Place, Public Work, 2017

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Developing New Real-Time Imaging Capabilities

OHSU scientists will utilize this new suite of powerful imaging tools to improve understanding of disease processes and facilitate their treatment in order to enhance clinical care. In particular, the center will provide new capacity to develop novel radioactive isotopes to address specific research questions using in-vivo, real-time imaging. It also adds new PET/MRI capacity to enhance the capability to quantify organ perfusion, assess metabolic pathways and measure pharmacodynamics.

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Collaborating with a Diverse Leadership Group

The OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute led the collaborative effort to bring advanced radiochemistry capabilities to campus. Many groups were involved, in particular the OHSU School of Medicine’s Collaborative Research Leadership Group, which saw the potential for radiochemistry to elevate research across multiple fields.

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Activating an Under-Utilized Plaza

The new facility provides space for public gathering in what once was a quiet, under-utilized central courtyard.