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Help Develop Advanced Imaging Methods to Improve Disease Diagnosis and Management


The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute is conducting a research study to develop and validate novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software and hardware. The goal is to enhance the capability of MRI for diagnosing diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as solid-organ cancers. Both healthy volunteers and patients are needed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adult 18 years or older
  • Healthy volunteers (no known disease) with a body mass index (BMI) under 30, or patients diagnosed with or undergoing evaluation for cardiovascular or nervous system diseases or solid-organ cancer
  • Able to undergo MRI (no metal implants inside body, no claustrophobia)

What's Involved

  • Either a non-contrast or contrast-enhanced MRI (free of charge, non-invasive and no radiation involved)
  • A blood draw for kidney function analysis, only if needed


  • $40 compensation for non-contrast MRI
  • $70 compensation for contrast-enhanced MRI
  • $100 compensation for a cardiac MRI with stress test

Your participation is completely voluntary and your privacy is strictly protected. The quality of care you receive at Cedars-Sinai will not be affected by your decision to participate. IRB No: Pro00025881

Contact the Study Coordinator

Phone: 310-423-0075
Email: mriresearch@cshs.org

MRI Study Flyer