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The Center for Biomedical Imaging

The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) supports two MRI systems that are available to the MUSC research community. A 3 Tesla Siemens Prismafit scanner for human imaging is located at 30 Bee St, and a small-bore 7 Tesla Bruker Biospec 70/30 for preclinical studies is located in the Bioengineering Building at 68 President St. Both scanners are 100% dedicated to research and operated by highly trained staff including MRI technologists. The 3 Tesla system is fully-equipped for task-based functional MRI. General inquiries regarding CBI resources and policies should be sent to

See the current CBI Image of the Month here (PDF). *

CBI COVID-19 Mitigation Policy

Please make note of our modified operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic detailed in our CBI COVID-19 Mitigation Policy. Additional details regarding these modified operating procedures will be sent to the CBI Users email list as necessary. Please send general inquires regarding CBI operations to

Upcoming Events

CBI Seminar Series

(12-1 via Microsoft Teams) 

  • November 10th,  "How the health of the auditory nerve relates to speech recognition outcomes in cochlear implant users."  Kara Leyzac, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, MUSC

  • December 8th, "Early Substance use findings from ABCD" - Lindsay Squeglia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC

  • January 12th, "Neuroscience of developmental psychopathology" - Daniel Pine, M.D., NIMH Distinguished Investigator; Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Intramural Research Program, NIMH

Past CBI Lectures (PDF) 

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Image of the Month

 CBI Image of the Month for November 2021