Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a preferred procedure for research into brain structure and functioning. In general, MRI creates pictures that can show differences between healthy and unhealthy tissues.
If you are interested in conducting a study using MRI at CAMH, you will need to include a CAMH Principal Investigator on your application. You can access relevant forms and information here.
To date, over 150 million patients have had MRI examinations. Every year, approximately 10 million patients undergo MRI procedures. MRI has been shown to be extremely safe as long as proper safety precautions are taken. In general, the MRI procedure produces no pain and causes no known short-term or long-term tissue damage of any kind.
Note: The CAMH MRI Unit is fully dedicated to research, and does not provide clinical diagnostic MRI services. If you want a brain MRI to help diagnose a condition, your family doctor has to request a referral to a hospital near you.
Dr. Nancy Lobaugh
Head, MRI Unit
Research Imaging Centre, CAMH
250 College Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1R8
416 535-8501 ext. 34745