Human Vascular Imaging Core (HVIC)

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Human Vascular Imaging Core (HVIC)

Human Vascular Imaging Core (HVIC)

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IU School of Medicine


Samir K. Gupta, MD, MS


The Human Vascular Imaging Core supports human subjects research in cardiovascular disease. We perform physiologic endothelial function studies using the brachial artery flow-mediated dilation technique (FMD) as well as anatomic studies of cumulative vascular disease injury using the carotid intima-media thickness measurement (CIMT). We typically perform these studies in the Clinical Research Center located in IUH University Hospital, but we also are ‘portable’ and can perform these studies at other locations.

  • This core currently provides the following services: (1) Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD); (2) Brachial artery nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NTGMD); (3) Carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT). User fees will be charged for studies that do not provide specific percent FTE support for use of Core services. These user fees/charge backs are based on personnel costs for the estimated times required to perform the listed procedures, service and maintenance costs, and reinvestment costs (for future capital equipment purchases/upgrades). There are no tiered rates for these services. For a full description of user fees, fee policies, and core policies (study participant confidentiality, priorititization of work, publication and authorship expectations, conflict resolution), please contact Dr. Gupta directly.

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