MRI Research Core

Patients & Caregivers

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Research Core facility provides access to state-of-the-art imaging methodologies and expertise for Geisinger and Bucknell researchers and their collaborators throughout the region.

The MRI Research Core is primarily housed within the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center in Lewisburg, PA, where a Siemens 3.0T Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanner is available for research use, supported by funding from both Geisinger Health System and Bucknell University. Additionally, a 1.5T Siemens Aera MRI scanner may be available after-hours for research use at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA on a case-by-case basis. Any questions regarding use of the Core may be directed to Sam Fielden at or 570-522-6284.

Standard Operating Policies and Procedures
The MRI Research Core’s SOP document is the master document for all policies and procedures relating to safe and efficient usage of the core facilities.

New Study Initiation Form
Before a new study may begin, the PI must fill out and return the New Study Initiation Form to Core management. 

Pilot Study Application
Proposals for MRI scan time for pilot studies are accepted on a rolling basis, will be reviewed by the Committee at the end of each month, and decisions will be announced in the first week of the following month. 

New Users Check Off Form
Users of the MRI system(s) must demonstrate knowledge of safe practices around MRI systems.

MRI Screening Form
MRI screening form for research studies. Everyone entering access-controlled areas (researchers, volunteers, or patients) must complete this form. 

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