Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center


The Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) is a multidisciplinary and multimodality (MRI and MicroPet/SPECT/CT) based research facility within Einstein that is dedicated for clinical and basic research. The center supports both human MR Imaging and Spectroscopy and animal MRI PET/SPECT and CT research, including structural, functional, physiological, molecular, spectroscopy and chemical shift imaging. The center is staffed by professionals with MRI and uPET technical, image analysis, clinical and technological expertise. The facility includes patient interview, preparation and recovery facilities and a full range of patient stimulus and monitoring technology. 


Human Research

  • Human imaging and spectroscopy using the 3.0 Tesla Philips Achieva TX
  • Animal imaging using the Agilent 9.4 Tesla MRI and the Siemens uPET/SPECT/CT
  • Consultation and design of image analysis pathways (internal and external)
  • Integration of MRRC technologies with other imaging technologies

Animal Research

  • Small animal imaging (MRI/PET/SPECT/CT) and spectroscopy
  • Multimodality imaging services (MRI: PET)
  • Consultation and design of imaging projects
  • Collaborative effort on funding applications
  • Support for image analysis – including available automated analysis pipelines

Location and Contacts

Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Gruss 1st Floor


Craig A. Branch, MS, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

Facility Administrator
Assim Yacoob

Related Shared Facilities

Positron Emission Tomography (MicroPET)