Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) focuses on development of unique magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy methodologies and instrumentation. The CMRR is a pioneer in developing the technology of ultrahigh magnetic fields (7 Tesla and above) for imaging the human body. Approaches and instrumentation developed in CMRR constitute some of the most important tools used today to study system-level organ function and physiology in humans.
The CMRR is one of the partnered primary institutions that has been integral to the Human Connectome Project (HCP) to provide a complete description of the structural connectivity (the physical wiring) of the brain.
Home to some of the most advanced MR instrumentation in the world, discoveries at the CMRR are driven by experts in imaging physics, engineering, and signal processing. As no single group of scientists can successfully carry out all aspects of this type of interdisciplinary biomedical research, the CMRR brings together researchers from across the University and facilitates interdisciplinary work by providing centralized support.