MRI / NMR High Field Imaging Core

Welcome to the MRI / NMR High-Field Imaging Core information page.  This core offers imaging and spectroscopy services to BU investigators and external users.  It houses a state of the art Bruker 500 MHz magnetic resonance imager and a Bruker EPR system.

All new projects must first be discussed with the Director Dr. Hamilton to determine feasibility and initiate planning of experiments. Tel 617-638-5048 | jhamilt@bu.edu.  For extended projects, we will train new investigators and provide expert consultation.  

Instrument/Service

Location

Hours

 Hourly Rates

MRI In Vivo – Assisted Evans Biomedical Research center 650 Albany Street –  X-350 Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)Appointment needed $149
MRI In Vivo – Unassisted Evans Biomedical Research center 650 Albany Street –  X-350 Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)Appointment needed $97
MRI Ex Vivo ** Evans Biomedical Research center 650 Albany Street –  X-350 Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)Appointment needed $56
Data Analysis Evans Biomedical Research center 650 Albany Street –  X-350 Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)Appointment needed $87
Training Evans Biomedical Research center 650 Albany Street –  X-350 Monday to Friday (9am-5pm)Appointment needed $102

Expertise

The knowledge and experience of the personnel are extensive.  The head of the facility is James Hamilton, PhD, Professor of Biophysics and Physiology at BUMC, with 35 years experience in NMR spectroscopy, and several years of recent experience in MRI.  The staff and students associated with the facility have experience in computer science, physics and pulse program design.  Staff members are certified by the Laboratory Animal Science Center. Thus, the facility provides a unique resource for the BU community.

Contact

James A. Hamilton, PhD
Scientific Director
Dept of Physiology and Biophysics
Boston University School of Medicine
700 Albany Street, W-302
617-638-5048 | jhamilt@bu.edu

Ning Hua, PhD
Lab Manager
Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, X-350
Boston MA 02118
617-638-4874 | huaning@bu.edu