UW Radiology

Bio-Molecular Imaging Center

Acting Director: Dr. Niranjan Balu
Email: ninja@uw.edu

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BMIC is a research-only MRI center located at the University of Washington South Lake Union Campus in Seattle. We provide research MRI services for the University of Washington and the Puget Sound Region.

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  • We have upgraded our scanner software to version 5.1.8. This allows us new and improved capabilities in scan time and image resolution. It also adds two new features: MultiBand SENSE and CardiacQuant (Feb. 2019)

  • MultiBand SENSE allows us to perform fMRI and DTI exams with high speed and high resolution, simultaneously. Compressed SENSE scanning is available for all anatomical contrasts and anatomies, and makes 3D and  2D scans up to 50% faster. (Feb. 2019)

  • CardiacQuant is a package of new applications for cardiology, which can help in non-invasive assessment of myocardial tissue characteristics by providing  comprehensive graphs and pixel-based, quantitative information in different regions of the myocardium to guide early decisions for therapy.

  • BMIC is proud to announce that our MRI system has been successfully upgraded to a state-of-the-art 3T Philips Ingenia MRI.  Details about the new scanner are available at this link. (Oct. 2015)

Directions and Contact Info

Bio-Molecular Imaging Center (BMIC)
Department of Radiology
University of Washington
850 Republican Street
Box 358050
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206.616.1697
Fax: 206.616.9347
Email: bmic@uw.edu


  1. Take Exit 167 toward MERCER ST/ SEATTLE CENTER
  2. Keep LEFT at the fork and turn LEFT onto FAIRVIEW AVE. N
  4. End at 850 REPUBLICAN ST. SEATTLE, WA 98109, directly across the street from the Trophy Shop. 

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