Comparative MRI Research Lab

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student and/or postdoc to join the lab!

If you are interested, please contact Casey Johnson at

Welcome! The Comparative MRI Research Lab is focused on the development and application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies to benefit both human and animal health. We work with investigators in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and greater Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota to advance understanding and clinical management of a variety of diseases. We additionally support the small animal medical imaging service at the Veterinary Medical Center by helping bring the best available MRI technologies to advance patient care.

Please take a moment to read about some of our ongoing research projects.

Latest news (click here for details):

New 3T MRI Scanner Installed

Our new Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner at the Veterinary Medical Center is up and running and ready for research! Learn about the scanner research resources, rates, and procedures here: 

CVM MRI Research User Resources

New Dual-Source CT Scanner Installed

The Veterinary Medical Center has installed a new Siemens Drive dual-source CT scanner. This resource is also available for research use.