Welcome to CAMRIS


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Did you know CAMRIS recently launched a ticket system to address MRI research scheduling requests and other issues? Visit the CAMRIS Help Center for all inquiries. Also, be sure to sign up for alerts from the CAMRIS status page for information about our scanners. And, tune in to our latest townhall for important updates.


Established in 2002, The Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (CAMRIS) continues to serve the University of Pennsylvania community. We also continue to respond to a rapidly growing MR Research environment. Internal Radiology Groups, outside researchers, and pharmaceutical companies have need to access Magnetic Resonance scanners and expertise of the MR department. The demand has become so great that a systematic, monitored, service-oriented approach is appropriate.


The overall mission of CAMRIS is to provide oversight in the responsible use and application of Magnetic Resonance in research through leadership, education, and guidance. These principles are manifested in the development of new research and collaborations inside and outside the Radiology Department which can translate into advanced clinical techniques; training in safe and efficient use of this investigative tool and dissemination of current, accurate and evolving MR Technology; scheduling upgrades of MR Systems and facilities; scheduling systems operations and personnel within the MR department; and receiving and acting on recommendations pertaining to the administration of CAMRIS Facilities.


Directors Administrative Technical
Dylan Tisdall, PhD
CAMRIS Co-Director
Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Phone: 215-573-4003
Margaret Ryan, MLA
CAMRIS Administrator
Phone: 215-573-8486
Norman Butler, BSEE, RT,R,MR
CAMRIS Technical Director
Phone: 610-888-9366
John Detre, MD
CAMRIS Co-Director
Professor of Neurology & Radiology
Director, Brain Science Center
Phone: 215-349-8465
Elyse Salek, MSEd
CAMRIS Administrative Director
Phone: 215-573-3188
Mark Elliott, PhD
CAMRIS High-Field Technical Consult (7T)
Phone: 215-898-9357
Ronald Wolf, MD, PhD
CAMRIS Medical Director
Associate Professor of Radiology
Modality Chief, MRI Neuroradiology Department
Phone: 215-349-5184