Welcome to CAMRIS


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The Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (CAMRIS) is a Radiology research core at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Our mission is to provide oversight in the responsible use and application of Magnetic Resonance (MR) in research at Penn. CAMRIS oversees eight state-of-the-art whole-body MR scanners and proudly serves a diverse community of internal Penn Medicine groups and external collaborators conducting innovative human and animal research. Click here to meet our team!


CAMRIS is a fee-based core offering the following services to the MR research community:

  • Development of standard processes for the conduct of human MR research 

  • Training in the safe and responsible use of MR in research 

  • Regulatory review of MR research protocols  

  • MR protocol configuration and modification 

  • Human and animal MR scanning by highly skilled MR research technologists 

  • Contrast injection and nursing support, upon request 

  • Administrative oversight to ensure proper scheduling, billing, and regulatory compliance 

  • Technical maintenance of MR research systems and facilities