The Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND)

The Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND), located at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) campus of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a research center dedicated to studying the causes and effects of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, using imaging techniques such as MRI and PET. Various fields of studies, include imaging of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, Gulf War illness, and substance abuse. We also work on the development of novel powerful methods for brain MR, including spiral imaging, and new approaches for processing and multivariate statistical analysis of brain imaging. CIND is equipped with state-of-the art equipment such as a Siemens 3T Skyra and a Siemens 7T.