Biomedical Imaging Center
Introduction to the Biomedical Imaging Center
The Biomedical Imaging Core (Center for Biomedical Imaging, CBI) at the Boston University Medical Center provides advanced biomedical imaging capabilities for Boston University investigators and beyond.
It houses a brand new 3 Tesla Philips MRI scanner for functional, structural, diffusion, and spectroscopic studies in humans and animals. The center combines unique expertise ranging from biomedical imaging and neurosciences to magnetic resonance physics and software engineering.
Please contact Ronald J. Killiany at 617-638-8082, for further information.
Ronald J. Killiany, Ph.D, Director
Phone: 617-638-8082 (direct)
Evans Biomedical Research Center (X-Building)
650 Albany Street, X-B01
Boston, MA 02118
(Take far elevator to floor “BR”)
For assisted MRI scans:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
For information and consulting:
Any time per email and/or phone
3T MRI Scanner
- One 3 Tesla 6-channel Philips parallel imaging MRI scanner for functional, diffusion, structural, and spectroscopic studies for humans and large animals (e.g. from primates to felines/rabbits).
- Rates: $550/hour for assisted and $500/hour for unassisted scans.
- One full-scale mock scanner (with including sound and vibration simulation) for subject training and preparation.
- Rates: Free access.
- MRI compatible eye tracker; MRI compatible responses buttons/trackball; Instruments for visual and auditory stimulations; MRI compatible, noise cancelled microphone; physiological monitoring devices for animal studies; ~10 high-end PCs for data analyses.
Auxiliary Services (per customer request)
- MRI safety training (free); Introduction to MRI data analyses (free); Data backup/handling (free); Setting up new MRI studies (free); Development of custom-designed software tools for MRI data analyses (fee based)