Radiology Clinical Research Imaging Core (RCRIC)


Location and Hours of Operation

RCRIC is based within the Department of Radiology on Seattle Children's main campus.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


The Radiology Clinical Research Imaging Core (RCRIC) provides Seattle Children's investigators and extramural study teams with support for research data collection, image processing, and image transfer for modalities including: 

  • Digital and slot-scanning x-ray (XRAY)
  • Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
  • Ultrasound (diagnostic and elastrography)(US)
  • Single- and dual-energy computed tomography (CT)
  • 1.5 and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI/MRS/DTI/fMRI/elastography)(MRI)
  • Nuclear medicine (PET/CT and SPECT/CT)
  • Interventional procedures (IR)


Service Requests

The three main categories of work performed by RCRIC are listed below. Note: Image Copying and Study Setup require a budget number (LAN) prior to submission.

  • Research Image Copying – This service has migrated to AMBRA. There is a new request process for intake starting with a service-now ticket here --
  • Study Setup (post-award) -  study setup, protocol optimization, workflow oversight
  • Radiation Safety Review - for studies where radiation containing modalities are used for research (charged to study budget).  Requires current study protocol and consent forms for submission. Note: since Oct 2020, studies using simple x-ray or DEXA scans do NOT need radiation aprpoval.


 *Updated October 2022


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