Biomedical Imaging Center

Welcome to the Center for Biomedical Imaging Center (CBI) at the Boston University Medical Center. CBI provides advanced biomedical imaging capabilities for Boston University investigators and beyond.

Please visit the Cores Equipment Scheduler (CES) to schedule equipment time or services. For new users click here.

The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) houses a 3 Tesla Philips Acheiva MRI scanner for functional, structural, and spectroscopic imaging in human and animal studies. The center combines unique expertise ranging from biomedical imaging and neurosciences to magnetic resonance physics and software engineering. CBI is located in the basement of the Evans Biomedical Research Center (X-building) 650 Albany Street, the center provides MRI scan time, as well as expertise in all modalities of magnetic resonance imaging for the Boston University Community and for external researchers.

Instruments/Services Location  Rates
3T MRI Scanner

  • One 3 Tesla Whole body MRI scanner for functional, diffusion, structural, and spectroscopic studies in humans and large animals (e.g. from primates to felines/rabbits).
Evans Biomedical Research Center – X Building – 650 Albany Street, Boston. $550 per hour for assisted
$500 per hour for unassisted scans
Mock Scanner

  • One full-scale mock scanner (with including sound and vibration simulation) for subject training and preparation.
Evans Biomedical Research Center – X Building – 650 Albany Street, Boston. Free access
Auxiliary Instruments

  • 32 channel phase array head coil, 32 channel knee coil, assorted specialty coils, MRI compatible responses buttons/trackball; Instruments for visual and auditory stimulations; MRI compatible, noise cancelled microphone; 3D LCD screen for the projection of images inside of the MRI environment.
Evans Biomedical Research Center – X Building – 650 Albany Street, Boston.
 Auxiliary Services (per customer request)

  • MRI safety training (free);
  • Introduction to MRI data analyses (free consultation, fee based service);
  • Setting up new MRI studies (free);
  • Development of custom-designed software tools for MRI data analyses (free consultation, fee based service)
Evans Biomedical Research Center – X Building – 650 Albany Street, Boston. Free consultations, fee based service.

Contact:

Ronald J. Killiany, PhD
Director
Evans Biomedical Research Center (X-Building)
650 Albany Street, X-B01 (Take far elevator to floor “BR”)
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-8082 (direct)

For assisted MRI scans:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM