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.
Alex Armstrong awarded 5-year NIH K01 career development grant to advance research of developmental joint disorders.
Alaina Falck and Ashton Amann present their research at the 2023 Veterinary Scholars Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Casey Johnson awarded College of Veterinary Medicine internal grant for MRI study of dogs with suspected intervertebral disc herniation.
Casey Johnson awarded $2.7M NIH R01 grant to study MRI of early-stage osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
The College of Veterinary Medicine's new Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner is open for research!
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:
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.