The CIR is structured to enable the use of MRI in a broad range of research studies. Support is available from staff and faculty level physicists on a fee-for-service model. This support can be used to protocol experiments, develop novel image acquisitions, assist in image analysis and data storage. For pre-clinical work, an animal “drop-off” service is available to aid in the preparation and handling of small animals in imaging studies. With these services, the goal of the CIR is to lower the “barrier to entry” for imaging studies. Ultimately, researchers with questions that can be answered with MRI can use the services of the CIR to tailor an imaging experiment and understand its outcome.
Center for Imaging Research Faculty and Staff
Service Center Fees
CIR faculty and staff are available to provide physicist support and protocol design. As a part of this service, the physicist will provide imaging expertise, facilitate project design and/ or develop imaging protocol. In addition, after MRI acquisition, MR images must be preprocessed to prepare them for analysis. The CIR also offers an imaging preprocessing and data analysis service. To utilize the CIR research imaging facilities and any of these services, first review our Scanner Usage Policy.
The hourly fees for these services can be utilized at $150 for CIR faculty physics support and $75 for CIR technical staff services. The CIR Pilot Award program which offers funding, can be used to offset these costs.
Scanner services can be scheduled through iLab.
See Scanner Appointment, Rates and Fees
|Rates are per hour
|Peak w/o Operator
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
|Off-peak w/o Operator
M-F 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
|Animal Drop Off Service
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Human Scans are billed on the ¼ hour with 30 minute minimum.
Animal Scans are billed on the ½ hour with 60 minute minimum.
Cancellation Fees: Due to low availability of open time on our scanners, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged for appointments cancelled less than 2 weeks in advance. This fee will be waived if another researcher uses the time, or the time becomes otherwise unavailable. All studies which recruit from a healthy population are subject to this fee.