The mission of the CBI is to provide the leadership and infrastructure in the imaging sciences necessary for basic and clinical scientists to collaborate, discover new ways to study normal and disease processes, develop and apply this knowledge to clinically relevant research, and to translate these advances to the patient community while providing a quality graduate education environment.
The vision of the CBI is to be recognized as an integrated and multidisciplinary center for biomedical imaging research with mutually supportive and valued interactions among basic science and clinical departments, to recruit outstanding faculty, and educate the future leaders of the field.
The main human imaging research facility at 30 Bee Street houses a Siemens 3T Prismafit MRI scanner equipped with integrated fMRI paradigm presentation equipment. The scanner operates with a 100 percent mandate for research use and is covered by a master research agreement with Siemens Medical. This site also contains subject interview and changing rooms, and a mock scanner. Preclinical imaging space is located in the Bioengineering Building, which houses a Bruker 7T small bore MRI system, as well as wet and dry labs, classrooms, and an auditorium.