This is the open-access wiki of the Core for Advanced MRI (CAMRI) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). The wiki allows for easy updating and dissemination of the latest research methods and procedures in use at CAMRI and is distinct from the official BCM web page for CAMRI.
About CAMRI: CAMRI is one of BCM's [|Advanced Technology Cores]. CAMRI provides technology and services for advanced imaging studies of the function, physiology and anatomy of humans and large animals, with a special emphasis on blood-oxygen level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD fMRI) of the human brain. The center houses three Siemens Magnetom Trio Scanners (3 tesla field strength). A full complement of product pulse sequences are available for high resolution structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), fMRI, Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and single and multi-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). Research sequences are available for specialized imaging applications. For functional studies, equipment is available for stimulation of the auditory, visual, somatosensory and gustatory modalities, for infrared eye tracking of subject eye position, and for manual and vocal response recording. Consultation with an physicist is available for pulse sequence optimization and design. Users can scan with a MR technologist, or can elect to obtain training to scan independently.