The Center for Image Acquisition (CIA) combines two of the world's most advanced MRI scanners with
dedicated supercomputing systems, cutting-edge analysis techniques, and industry-leading expertise
to image, map and model the structure and function of the living human brain with unprecedented detail.
As a part of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute (INI), and located on the
campus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the CIA provides high-resolution high-field imaging capabilities
for both neuroscientific research and clinical applications. The CIA houses specialized tools and equipment
enabling a variety of measurements and techniques to be employed for interdisciplinary research and clinical investigation.
Data generated by scans at the CIA is stored and transmitted securely, protecting sensitive patient information. Researchers
may elect, with participant consent, to share properly de-identified data through the integrated Image and Data Archive (IDA),
a massive repository for imaging data powered by the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), which is also a part of the INI.
The IDA is a global leader in enabling the aggregation and sharing of research data, making possible all sorts of collaborative
projects with groups around the world who are able to combine forces, tools, and information to accelerate the pace of scientific