McLean Imaging Center (MIC) Core 


Core Summary:

The McLean Imaging Center (MIC) Core provides Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services to Partners-affiliated and non Partners-affiliated researchers. The available facilities of the Core include several MR machines at different field strengths (3T, 4T and 9.4T), optical imaging equipment, sophisticated mechanical and electronic fabrication equipment, and an extremely powerful computational cluster.

The MIC is an academic, multidisciplinary center comprised of scientists with a diverse range of backgrounds and training, including neuroscience, pharmacology, physics, electrical engineering, psychology, psychiatry, and medicine. The wider hospital also provides rich resources for collaboration – MIC staff members have many collaborative projects in conjunction with the clinical departments throughout the hospital. Furthermore, the proximity of collaborators at numerous nearby universities and downtown hospitals provide a vast array of opportunities to study various patient populations and provide access to an extensive variety of specialized equipment.


Personnel/Contact Information:

Director:  Scott E. Lukas, PhD
Phone: 617-855-2767
Fax: 617-855-3774
Email:  slukas@mclean.harvard.edu


Director:  Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD
Phone: 617-855-2797
Fax:  617-855-4231
Email:  dap@mclean.harvard.edu


Other Staff:

Medical Director: David P. Olson, MD, PhD
Phone: 617-855- 3467
Fax:  617-855-2770
Email:  dolson@mclean.harvard.edu


Managing Director MIC Core:  Rosemond Villafuerte, MA
Phone: 617-855-3354
Fax:  617-855-2770
Email:  rosev@mclean.harvard.edu

Please refer to the MIC website for a detailed listing of faculty and staff at: http://www.mcleanmri.org/


Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: McLean Imaging Center, 115 Mill Street, Belmont MA 02478

Major Equipment: 3T Siemens Trio, 3T Siemens Prisma, 4T Varian/Agilent DirectDrive™, 9.4T Varian/Agilent, MRI Simulator scanner with software/hardware to track participants’ movements for acclimatization/training purposes (SimFX and MoTrak).


CORE SERVICES


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS)

Technologies include:

  • Structural MRI
  • Echo Planar MRI (EPI) / Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Diffusion MRI (DWI, DTI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) / Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI)/ Functional MRS/MRSI (fMRS/fMRSI)
  • Sodium MRI/MRS
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring during MRI
  • Near infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) Monitoring during MRI
  • fMRI with Feedback


Fee Schedule/Rates:

Effective FY18 (10/1/17 – 9/30/18)

Service

Partners

Non-Partners
Non-Profit/AMC

For-Profit/Industry

3T and 4T MR scanning

* $550/hour (directs)

$792/hour (directs includes applicable overhead)

Please contact for details

9.4T MR scanning

* $275/hour + technologist fee and supplies (directs)

$396/hour + technologist fee and supplies (directs includes applicable overhead).

Please contact for details








Effective FY19 (10/1/18 – until amended)

Service

Partners

Non-Partners
Non-Profit/AMC

For-Profit/Industry

3T and 4T MR scanning

* $585/hour (directs)

$843/hour (directs plus applicable overhead)

Please contact for details

9.4T MR scanning

* $290/hour + technologist fee and supplies (directs)

$418/hour + technologist fee and supplies (directs plus applicable overhead).

Please contact for details

* Note: The Partners rates above are direct cost rates.  Overhead will be charged at the IDC rate of the Partners fund.  For Non-Partners institutions applicable Overhead is included in the rate. 

For services involving contrast agents and other invasive procedures, please contact the MIC Core Managing Director, Rosemond Villafuerte (617-855-3354, rosev@mclean.harvard.edu).


Getting Started:

To access the core, please contact Rosemond Villafuerte at 617-855-3354 or by email at rosev@mclean.harvard.edu

Departmental Web Link:

http://www.mcleanmri.org/

http://cbmi.catalyst.harvard.edu/cores/ins/core.html?core_id=280&uri_id=00000135-342b-fcc8-0fb7-ab1580000000&institution_id=23&navMode=ins

Revised on 2018-01-17 18:32:22 UTC