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MRI Facilities

Translational MRI Core

The division oversees the operation of a research dedicated 3 Tesla MRI scanner. This GE 3T scanner is available for research use by members of the division as well as investigators at BIDMC and external research users. Information on the facility and processes for scheduling and scanning can be found here.

Preclinical MRI Core

The division also oversees small high-field systems for research on specimens and in animal models of disease. A 9.4 Tesla Bruker horizontal bore system in close proximity to a HyperSense DNP Hyperpolarizer is located on the BIDMC East Campus on the 7th floor of the Dana Building. More information on the Preclinical MRI Core is available here.

BIDMC Small Animal Imaging Facility

The division also oversees a multimodality small animal imaging facility including PET, SPECT, CT, Bioluminescence, and Fluorescence imaging. A 1 Tesla Aspect table top MRI is also available for anatomic registration with the nuclear imaging modalities. For additional information, please visit the SAIF website here.

Cardiac MRI

Cardiology maintains a 1.5 Tesla scanner for research and clinical imaging of the heart and major vessels. This facility supports a major research effort in Cardiology to develop and apply cutting edge methods for cardiac imaging. The cardiac program is described here.

Contact Information

Inquiries and New Study Registration
mriresearch@bidmc.harvard.edu