Comparative MRI Research Lab

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):

  • College of Veterinary Medicine installs state-of-the-art Siemens Prisma 3T MRI system.

  • Doug Albrecht, Godson Aryee, Erick Buko, Alaina Falck, and Diana Pendleton will work in the lab full time this summer.

  • Erick Buko presented two posters at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in London, UK.

  • Casey Johnson and Ferenc Toth awarded NIH R56 grants to study ischemic joint disorders.