Developing and translating MRI methods.

The Center for Translational Imaging (CTI) is a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine core facility, operated through the Department of Radiology, that provides Northwestern investigators access to state-of-the-art preclinical imaging modalities as well as human magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. The center also maintains a strong industry partnership with Siemens Healthineers, leading to rapid advances in imaging research. CTI is located on Northwestern's Chicago campus.

About CTI

Imaging Specialties

4D flow MRI visualizes 3D blood flow characteristics in a patient with ascending aortic aneurysm

Cardiovascular Imaging

Development, analysis and application of MRI methods to provide insight into the structure and function of the heart and cardiac system

CV Scanners


Investigating structure and function of the brain and spinal cord using cutting-edge technology such as multiband MRI, fingerprinting, compressed sensing and AI
Neuro Scanners

Small Animal Imaging

Molecular and functional imaging of biological processes in living animal models to study a broad range of diseases and responses to intervention

Small Animal Scanners

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Register as a new user.

If you are new to CTI, please submit your information via the form link above.


Register a new study.

If you are already a CTI user, please download and fill out this form with your study's technical information then submit it through the link above.


Request MRI protocol change.

Only the official protocol contact person for the study is authorized to request a protocol change. All other requests must be approved via email by the study's principle investigator before being processed.


Sign up for a training.

Safety training is required for all CTI users. Specialized training is also available.


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