UTHealth Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core

Overview of Services

The 3T MRI center at UTHealth Houston is located in suite G605 on the ground floor of McGovern Medical School. It houses a state-of-the-art 3T Ingenia Philips scanner and a mock scanner. The mock scanner is useful for training patients before they go into the scanner. It is also very useful for training pediatric subjects.

The MRI center performs both Research and Clinical scans and takes pride in performing conventional and advanced imaging that are commonly unavailable at majority of the imaging centers. The performance of the MRI scanner is regularly checked by the American Board of Radiology certified Physicist with 35+ years of experience in MRI. The scanner is operated by a Board certified technologist with 20+ years in research and clinical scans. This scanner is certified by the American College of Radiology. The UT MRI center is known to produce one of the highest quality images.

The MRI center is directed by Michael Jacobs, PhD. He can be reached at 713-500-7677.

UTHealth Houston 7T MRI Preclinical Core Facility

The 7T preclinical MRI core facility at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is part of the MRI imaging Center. It houses a 7T Bruker BioSpec wide bore preclinical scanner that is equipped with a BG12 gradient (440 mT/m) for rodents MRI and a BG06 (1000 mT/m) gradient dedicated for mouse imaging. The facility also has physiological monitoring equipment that is capable of cardiac gaging, respiratory gating, and temperature regulation. We offer imaging service in a wide range of research areas, such as stroke, oncology, cardiology, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, knee injury, and liver diseases. The center also has a surgical suite that is available to users for minor surgical procedures. Our expert team can help you implement various imaging methods and optimize imaging protocols to meet your research needs. Our team can also assist you with image analysis for deriving quantitative metrics. The center can also help the investigators with IRB and grant preparations.




Michael A. Jacobs, PhD Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM

6431 Fannin St. Ste. G605
Houston, TX 77030



Links and Resources

  1. https://med.uth.edu/radiology/ut-health-mri/ut-health-mri-center/ 
  2. https://med.uth.edu/radiology/ut-health-mri/patient-resources/
  3. https://med.uth.edu/radiology/ut-health-mri/provider-resources/
  4. https://med.uth.edu/radiology/research/mr-research-group/uthealth-7t-mri-preclinical-core-facility/
  5. Diaganostic Imaging Form
  6. Setup Fee


Name Role Phone Email Location
Michael A. Jacobs, PhD
Director of the MRI Center 

Vipulkumar Patel
MRI Tech and Facility Manager

Kurt Simon
Senior Administrative Assistant /Patient Services

Nelly Arias
Administrative Manager - Billing

Shuning Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor 7T lab