Director: Dr. Charles Smith
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC) is a service 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.