The Preclinical MRI Core at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers instrumentation and expertise for a broad range of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy applications for small animals, excised tissue and cell culture studies. We provide fee for service within BIDMC and to outside investigators.

The core director, Aaron Grant, Ph.D. is available to discuss potential projects


Currently Available

  • 9.4 Tesla 20 cm bore MR imaging system
  • 4.7 Tesla 40 cm bore MR imaging system
  • 8.5 Tesla 9 cm bore MR imaging system
  • Gas anesthesia and animal monitoring facilities
Gas Anesthesia & Animal Monitoring

Facilities for inhalation anesthetics during imaging are available on all our MRI systems. A nose cone is used for anesthetic inhalation. Respiratory monitoring is available through the use of a pressure transducer placed on the abdominal area of the animal, and ECG monitoring is available through ECG leads. and can be used for triggering of the MRI sequences. Triggering can be respiratory, cardiac, or a combination.

For more information, please contact:

Aaron K Grant, Ph.D.
Director, Preclinical MRI Core
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: 617-667-3265
Fax: 617-667-7917