Center for Imaging Research
Center for Imaging Research (CIR)

Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Imaging Research (CIR)

About the CIR

The Center for Imaging Research (CIR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin facilitates multi‐disciplinary collaboration among imaging scientists and clinicians at academic institutions within the Milwaukee region. In addition, the CIR manages MCW research imaging facilities and provides access to MCW faculty imaging specialists.

The CIR has a distinguished history in uniting basic and clinical scientists of various disciplines to further the development and application of medical imaging technology. Investigative projects at the CIR span a wide variety of disease states and topics of technological development and are funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and numerous foundations.

The CIR is housed in the Daniel M. Soref Imaging Research Facility, which is adjacent to MCW and Froedtert Hospital on the grounds of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.

Recently, the CIR has undertaken an expanded mission to perform mixed research and advanced clinical outpatient imaging. This allows for support of clinical evaluation trials and basic science/technology research.

MCW Center for Imaging Research | Daniel M. Soref Imaging Research Facility

CIR Pilot Award Program

The Center for Imaging Research Intramural Pilot Award Program stimulates research and serves as a support mechanism for establishing the preliminary results needed to seek extramural funding. Significant portions of this funding are made possible by the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust.
Learn more about the program and apply
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CIR Facilities & Accommodations

Facilities & Accommodations

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American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation

American College of Radiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility


The Center for Imaging Research has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

Contact Us

Center for Imaging Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
9072 W. Connell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-5763

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