The Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC) is a service and consultation center supporting basic and clinical research at the University of Kentucky.
The Center includes an advanced 3T Siemens Magnetom Trio scanner with high performance gradients, echo-planar whole body imaging and hydrogen spectroscopic capabilities for both human and animal studies. For dedicated animal studies, a modern Bruker/Siemens 7T MR scanner has recently been installed. Recently renovated facilities for animal handling, preparation and care are available immediately adjacent to the 7T imager. There are also computing facilities, electronic and fabrication shops, and a multi-user laboratory available to support magnetic resonance and spectroscopy studies. Scientific and technical personnel are available to help in developing MR sequences and procedures as well as to help with image-processing analysis.
The overall mission of the Center is to support MRI and spectroscopy research at the University of Kentucky. We have established three specific goals to accomplish this mission:
- to facilitate research use of advanced MRI and spectroscopy instrumentation by students and faculty. This includes the active recruitment of new users and the development of new applications.
- to continue to upgrade and improve the instrumentation and software in the Center.
- to provide the best user-oriented research support services at the lowest costs possible.