This site is provided by the MRI Safety Committee to offer information for investigators and staff who use MRI as a research tool, at the Medical College. Material includes forms, procedures and the MRI safety training required to continue the safe research practices which have persisted here for more than 25 years.
Meetings of the MRI Safety Committee are usually held monthly on the second Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Department of Biophysics.
The MRI Safety Committee has established Standard Operating Procedures for:
Appointment to the Committee
Approving Protocol Submissions
Beginning in 1984 the Medical College has been a leader in the development of magnetic resonance imaging technology and in 1992 was one of three research institutions to independently develop functional MRI. This technology allows researchers and clinicians to identify regions of the brain that are associated with performing tasks inside the magnetic resonance imaging machine. Read More
The Medical College manages MRI scanners for both human and animal subjects for research. MRI scanners are also available for research, with permission at Froedtert Hospital (FH), the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) and Children's Hospital (CHW).