The newly renovated Brigham and Women’s MRI Research Center provides essential research MRI services to BWH researchers and other investigators from the broader scientific community. Located at 221 Longwood Avenue, the facility improves research capabilities by making functional MRI, spectroscopy, and devices for imaging pre-clinical models available in a single space.
The new center also houses a translational imaging research program, allowing for an environment more conducive to collaboration between basic science researchers working with pre-clinical models and researchers conducting MRI imaging on human subjects and patients. Because of this, the integrated MRI research programs are expected to have even more impact. Scientists who discover a breakthrough application of MRI for treating disease in pre-clinical models can rapidly share their findings with clinicians and researchers working with human subjects.