Magnetic Resonance Research Center (Gruss MRRC) and MicroPET Facility


The Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) is a multidisciplinary and multimodality-based research facility within the Department of Radiology and Einstein that is dedicated for clinical and basic research. The MRRC is staffed by professionals with MRI / MRS expertise in all aspects of imaging – clinical and research imaging, sequence development, and image analysis.


MRI and Spectroscopy
The center supports Human MR Imaging and Metabolic Spectroscopy on a 3 Tesla Philips MRI and Animal Imaging on a 9.4 T Agilent MRI:  

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging, including Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging  
  • Diffusion Tractography
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • UltraFast imaging Methods
  • Brain Perfusion Imaging
  • Metabolic Imaging
  • Volumetric Imaging
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging (DCE)
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Contrast Enhanced Imaging (Gadolinium, magnetization transfer)
  • Relaxometry Imaging (T1, T2, T2*)
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • New Methods Development
    • Redox Imaging
    • Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging
    • Stem Cell imaging
    • Non-Proton Nuclei Imaging (F19)
  • MRI accessible patient stimulus and monitoring technology

Image Processing and Analysis
Turnkey Image Processing and Analysis using Well-Published and Robust Imaging Analysis Pipelines, allowing your investigations to move directly to the FINAL STAGE of Analysis!!!

  • Data Conversion and Scaling
  • Registration of all your data to Templates and Atlases
  • fMRI processing
  • Diffusion Tensor Image Preparation and Processing
  • NODDI processing
  • Perfusion Processing
  • DCE processing
  • Relaxometry Computation
  • MRS / CSI processing
  • Distortion and B1-field corrections
  • Region of Interest Analysis
  • Tractography
  • Other Processing

The Center also supports Animal PET/SPEC/CT imaging on a Siemens Inveon imaging system:

  • 18F-2-Deoxy-2-Glucose (18FDG) imaging
  • CT and micro CT
  • Multi-radioisotope SPECT imaging
  • MRI-(co)reregistered 18FDG imaging

Other Related Services
Support is also available for:

  • 3D Printing of Laboratory tools i for small projects.
  • New Protocol development
  • Paper writing
  • Grant writing
  • Animal Housing (for both MRI and PET/SPECT)
  • Phantom and or embedded tissue imaging

Resources available to users of the facility include:

  • An animal physiology laboratory that supports;
    • Physiological testing
    • Traumatic brain injury
  • A Patient Interview room
  • A Cognitive Testing room

(Please log in for prices and services, or contact MRRC for further information.)


Craig A. Branch, PhD | Director, Radiology

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

M-F, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sat/Sun as need permits     

MRRC Building

1300 Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

Links and Resources

  1. Location Map
  2. MRRC Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Craig A. Branch
211 MRRC
Dr. Michael Lipton
Associate Director
219 MRRC
Dr. Mark Wagshul
Senior Staff, MRI Physics
208 MRRC
Dr. Roman Fleysher
Staff, MRI Physics
202 MRRC
Dr. Min-Hui Cui
9.4 Laboratory Manager
215 MRRC
Wade R. Koba
Deyanira Mendoza
201 MRRC

Price List

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9.4 Tesla (1)
MicroPET (5)

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
3.0 Tesla MRI View calendar
9.4 Tesla MRI View calendar
MicroPET/SPECT/CT View calendar
Cognitive Testing Room, MRRC View calendar