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Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (Penn)

Director: Rosen, Mark., MD, PhD


The overall mission of CAMRIS is to provide oversight in the responsible use and application of Magnetic Resonance in research through leadership, education, and guidance. These principles are manifest in the development of new research and collaborations inside and outside the Radiology Department which can translate into advanced clinical techniques; training in safe and efficient use of this investigative tool and dissemination of current, accurate and evolving MR Technology; scheduling upgrades of MR Systems and facilities; scheduling systems operations and personnel within the MR department; and receiving and acting on recommendations pertaining to the administration of CAMRIS Facilities.



    Member: Long, Shannon., BA
    Role: Associate Director, The Center for Advanced MRI and Spectroscopy



  • 1.5T ESPREE MRI scanner ( MRI Scanner )

    System information
    Installed Spring 2008
    VB17 Syngo
    H1 only

    Jill Smith 50
    Eve Jackson 94

  • 7T MRI scanner ( MRI Scanner )

    "CAMRIS regulations apply for the 7T scanner. However, due to the challenges of scanning at 7T, interested researchers should first communicate with one of the MRI physicists associated with the resource. "

  • Siemens 1.5 T ESPREE MRI ( MRI Scanner )

    System Information
    Installed Spring 2008
    VB17 Syngo
    H1 Only
    Blue Tooth ECG, pulse and resp signal, Vector ECG
    80G Hard Drive
    16 Individual Receiver Channels
    Licenses - DTI, ASL, Advanced Cardiac, SVS, CSI
    70 cm wide bore

    Coils and Gradients
    12 Channel Head Array
    Body Array X2
    Spine Array
    Neck Array
    Small and Large Should coil
    8 Channel Extremity coil
    Tx/Rx Wrist coil

    Room and Computers
    16' x 25'
    1-6" Wave Guide
    Invivo and MedRad Physio Monitors
    Detachable Table System
    UPHS Network

  • Siemens 1.5 Tesla Sonata whole body MR scanner ( MRI Scanner )

    CAMRIS operates a Siemens 1.5 Tesla Sonata whole body MR scanner dedicated to research.

  • Siemens 3.0 Tesla Trio whole body MR scanner ( 3T MRI scanner )

    CAMRIS operates three Siemens 3.0 Tesla Trio whole body scanners dedicated to research.


  • Basic MR safety training service ( Training service )

    "Safety and Basic Operational Training is mandatory for operators of the systems. Any investigator wishing to operate the system must complete this 1 hour orientation and training. After this training and the investigator is given approved user status which allows him/her to operate the scanner under supervised conditions. Scheduling at this time for training is done through appointment with Norman Butler. There is no charge for this service."

  • Coil approval and consultation service ( Support service )

    "Coil Approval and/or Consultation are required prior to the use of any in house RF coils use in the facility. This enables the investigators to build RF coils and operate them safely through a consulting process. There is no charge for this service. These arrangements can be managed through Norman Butler"

  • Image consultation service ( Data analysis service )

    "A professional interpretation of images is offered through the Radiology department. Any investigator can ask that anatomic images be evaluated and receive dictation at a rate of $55/case. Scope and application of this service should be discussed with CAMRIS before this request is made on the CAMRIS application."

  • RF coil fabrication service ( Material production service )

    "A fully equipped RF Lab is available at the facility. Access and use of the room is free. Electronic analysis tools are owned and maintained by CAMRIS. RF Coil design and fabrication is offered at a rate of $40/hr. Hardware is paid for and provided by investigators. These arrangements can be managed through Norman Butler"

  • Sequence approval and consultation service ( Support service )

    "CAMRIS approves all software and pulse sequence projects. All investigators must present their sequences for review. This process allows the investigator to have an objective evaluation regarding the safety of the sequence to be run on the MR scanner. Investigators that have problems with their sequences can access individuals within the CAMRIS community for consultation prior to the review process. There is no charge for this service."

  • Software programming and pulse sequence development service ( Access service )

    "CAMRIS makes available to investigators current development software compatible with the operating systems of the MR units. We also have put in place several standalone computer systems which allow the investigator to program and develop pulse sequences quickly and efficiently. The stand-alone computers also allow for quick transfer of compiled sequences to the scanners as well as the ability to quickly move acquired data from the scanner to that computer for recording on the investigators device."

  • System management and support service ( Support service )

    "A system manager is available around the clock. Email correspondence is available for non-emergent situations. All systems are covered through Service contracts maintained with Siemens USA."

  • System operation service ( Analysis service )

    "Radiologic Technologists operate the research scanners (link to scanners). Operation includes patient screening, preparation, operation of scanner, and basic management of data gathered during the session. All Technologists maintain current ARRT, IV, HIPPA, and BCLS certification."

  • Technical Development protocol service ( Support service )

    "Dr. Rosen maintains 2 current IRB approved protocols available to approved users of the MR systems. These Technical Development (TechDev) protocols allow for initial evaluation of hardware, software, and protocol parameters. Access is limited to those investigators that have approved user status within the MR Research environment. There is no charge for this service."

  • Web based system and policy information service ( Support service )

    "A Web based Home Page is maintained for referral to policies and updates. All paperwork needed for application for system use is available on this website"

  • Works in progress project protocol ( Support service )

    "Dr. Rosen maintains a current IRB approved protocol for the development and use of works in progress pulse sequences (WIPs). This protocol allows for the assessment of new and emerging imaging techniques available only through investigator collaboration with Siemens USA."

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Last updated: 2016-07-21T18:40:20.209-04:00

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