Overview of Services

The Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI) is a state-of-the-art resource for the Houston research community that makes possible advanced imaging studies of the function, physiology, and anatomy of animals and humans.  The center houses three cutting-edge imaging systems:


  • One Siemens Magnetom Trio Scanner (3T) with 32 Channel capabilities
  • One Siemens Magnetom PRISMA Fit (3T) with 64 Channel capabilities

Our systems are equipped for advanced high-resolution structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI, Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and single and multi-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).  They also contain auditory, visual and gustatory stimulation systems.


We can assist with the following:

  • Fee for service center (bill for hourly usage of scanner, technologist fees, physicist fees, development time and pilot time
  • Online (web) scheduling system for independent users. We have 3 systems
  • Access to the instruments (MRI Scanners) for fully trained users is available 24/7, facilitating subject recruitment and retention
  • Imaging technologist available to assist in data collection
  • Physicist Support: Includes consultation and protocol development time, data management, and general collaborations on MRI projects
  • Pilot Time Program: Principal Investigators may apply for scanner time in order to collect preliminary data for grant proposals
  • Operator training available free-of-charge to enable safe use of MRI equipment by new users
  • Annual or quarterly invoicing


Academic Director: Michael Beauchamp


Phone: 713.798.3715


Director of Operations: Krista Runge


Phone: 713.798.3046


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Staffed:  Monday- Friday        

7 AM - 5 PM


* Available to trained users 24 hours/7 days a week    

(except BCM holidays)


One Baylor Plaza           

Houston, TX  77030

Suite S104

Links and Resources

  1. CAMRI Website