The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is a shared research resource that facilitates research in Alzheimer disease and related disorders. One of the center’s goals is to provide an environment and core resources to enhance ongoing research and foster new lines by bringing together basic and clinical scientists to study the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and related dementias, with an emphasis on hereditary dementias. XNAT, supported by Research Technologies, is used to house both research MRI scans and legacy clinical brain scans for this project.
This center is currently finishing its 25th year of continuous funding from the National Institute of Health. XNAT has proven to be an invaluable tool for consensus conferences; these are meetings where subjects are reviewed by a group of researchers and clinicians to determine diagnosis. XNAT has allowed the group to bring up scans during the meetings and use the additional information to come to a more accurate consensus.
Caption: Researchers interacting with visualization of white matter tracts of a human brain