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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. Directions to CAMRI are here. To be added to the e-mail list for users, contact


The Trio Scanner (scanner 5) has been upgraded to a PRISMA FIT!!

If interested in starting a study on the new scanner please contact us.

Scan rates:

  1. Normal scan rate:$540/hr
  2. Phantom scan rate: $175/hr
  3. $250/hr for level 1 training sessions
  4. $500/hr for level 2 training sessions
  5. Technologist assistance= %15 fee
  6. Data retrieval fee from archives= $30/session

Booking a Session

  1. To schedule time on the scanner, you must use the iLab website Security clearance forms for all non-BCM visitors and lab members will need to be sent to: at the time of reservation.
  1. Each person that will be present at the scan (researchers and participants) will need to have clearance to enter the building.

To request security access for a visitor please submit the following form to CAMRI:

To have CAMRI staff members reserve the ILAB calendar for you please submit the following form to CAMRI along with the visitor security request:

All requests under 24 hours will automatically be denied.


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 two Siemens Prisma Fit scanners (3 tesla field strength). A full complement of product pulse sequences are available for:

  1. High-resolution structural imaging
  2. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  3. fMRI
  4. Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL)
  5. Single and multi-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

Research sequences are available for specialized imaging applications.

For functional studies, equipment is available for:

  1. stimulation of the auditory, visual, somatosensory and gustatory modalities
  2. Infrared eye tracking of subject eye position
  3. Manual and vocal response recording.

Consultation is available for pulse sequence optimization and design, as well as for analysis. Users can scan with a MR technologist, or can elect to obtain training to scan independently.

CAMRI does not maintain its own database of scientists needing help or seeking positions, but we encourage users to visit the Gulf Coast Consortium Jobs Board