McCausland Center for Brain Imaging
At The McCausland Center, researchers and students explore one of the greatest frontiers in science: the brain.
It’s no longer necessary to travel to Houston, New York, or some other major medical venue to conduct high-resolution brain imaging to study, say, brain stroke. Now, such studies are being performed in Columbia, South Carolina, at the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging. With its new Siemens 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging system, the McCausland Center (in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences and several other entities) provides USC faculty, as well as collaborative and externally funded researchers, with the ability to perform high-resolution brain imaging studies that focus on memory and attention, detection of deception, and brain stroke. The McCausland Center is a Center of Economic Excellence within the Health Sciences South Carolina collaborative, the nation’s only statewide biomedical research collaborative that is committed to transforming South Carolina’s public health and economic well-being through research. The McCausland Center, a secure, swipe-access-only facility located on the second floor of Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, is funded by Center of Economic Excellence monies, gifts from the Palmetto Health and Greenville Hospital systems, and $1.75 million in matching funds from Peter J. McCausland, a 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina.