WSE Center for Brain Imaging Science

Overview of Services

Established as a research center by Brain Science Institute, the Center for Brain Imaging Science (CBIS) is dedicated to provide state-of-the-art image analysis technologies to researchers in Hopkins community. Our main architectures are being built upon cloud-based system (MriCloud), which utilizes national super-computing systems. Using this cloud system, users’ data are uploaded directly by users or by our staff and results will be available for download after fully automated calculations. For image analyses that require manual interventions, we also offer data analysis based on local executable programs such as MriStudio. The service includes automated brain segmentation based on MR images, processing of diffusion tensor imaging, and manual image segmentation. As our services are based on analyses of electronic image files, our center is not facility-oriented. The cloud system has very flexible capability to utilize various computational resources. The center continues to seek for freely available or inexpensive national or public computing resources through grant mechanisms and make them available for users. The center is a recipient of more than 1 million free CPU hours from the XSEDE Computational Anatomy portal (San Diego Gordon and Texas Stampede) in 2015 and 2016.
Collaborating imaging centers include
F. M. Kirby Research Center
This center is dedicated to brain MR imaging and equipped with three modern human MRI scanners including 3T and 7T Philips scanners.
NMR Service Center / Center of Magnetic Resonance Microimaging

This center has 4.7, 9.4 and 11.7T animal scanners located in Traylor and MRI building.

ICMIC Center
This center has a 9.4T animal MR scanner as well as microPET and microCT for small animal studies.
Radiology MRI Service Center
This center is located closely to Radiology clinical scanners and has four human MR scanners including 1.5T (Siemens, GE) and 3.0T (Siemens, Philips).
CBIC also has close ties with Center for Imaging Science (CIS) on the Homewood campus aimed at furthering its existing cutting-edge image analysis technologies and putting them to best use.
CBIS consists of four cores offering comprehensive service for MR and PET-based research
Protocol Development Core - This core helps users design data acquisition plans.
Image Analysis Core - This core provides an image analysis service.
Educational Core - This core teaches how to use image analysis tools.
Research Support Core - This core helps users prepare grant applications. Financial support is also available through this core.
Interested in our services? Use these questions to get started
Can you process our data?

I need to generate preliminary data for my grant and need resource support:


Michael I. Millier - Director

Susumu Mori - Co-Director

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

24 hours/365 days 

301 Clarks Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Links and Resources

  1. Mricloud 
  2. Center for Brain Imaging Science Cores
  3. Image Analysis Service Application


Name Role Phone Email Location
Erika Lance
Susumu Mori
East Baltimore
Anthony Kolasny
IT Architect
Xin Li
Research Associate
East Baltimore
Michael I. Miller