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Researcher working safely with MRI


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.


Monthly Meetings

Meetings of the MRI Safety Committee are usually held monthly on the second Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Department of Biophysics.


Standard Operating Procedures

The MRI Safety Committee has established Standard Operating Procedures for:

Appointment to the Committee

Approving Protocol Submissions

Committee Responsibilities

3T MRI Scanners for human subject research

Working with MRI

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

Getting Started

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). 


9.4T and 7T high field research MRI scanners

MRI Safety Training

MRI Safety Training is required for Principal Investigators, study team personnel and other staff working with Medical College MRI scanners.

Apply for MRI Safety Training


MRI Safety Forms

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Screening Form for Research Subjects (PDF)

MRI Research Using Human Subjects (PDF)

MRI Research Using Animals (PDF)

Amendment to MRI Protocol (PDF)

Implant or Device Conditional Exemption Request* (PDF)

* Please see Safety Procedures,  Implants and Devices section F and contact the MRI Safety Committee prior to submitting this form

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