Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Core

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Core (MIRC) offers specialized imaging techniques including quantitative computed tomography (QCT), magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy of muscle and high-resolution soft tissue MR imaging.

Personnel/Contact Information:
Director: Martin Torriani, M.D., M.Sc.
Phone: (617) 726-7717
Fax: (617) 726-5282

Other Staff:

Research Scientist: Bijoy Thomas, M.D.
Phone: (617) 724-0548
Fax: (617) 726-5282

Research Fellow: Aditya Patel, M.Sc.
Phone: (617) 643-1566
Fax: (617) 726-5282

Facilities and Equipment:
Location of Core:

The facility is located at 55 Fruit Street, YAW 6048, Boston, MA 02114.

Major Equipment:

The MGH MIRC has access to state-of-the-art technology in diagnostic imaging available at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus, MGH Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Available equipment for research imaging includes:

4 General Electric Signa 1.5 Tesla scanners
2 Siemens Sonata 1.5 Tesla scanners
2 Siemens Trio 3.0 Tesla scanners

5 General Electric Light Speed 16-slice MDCT scanners

Getting Started:
To access the core, please contact Dr. Torriani at (617) 726-7717 or by email at

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