MRB Molecular Imaging Service Center and Cancer Functional Imaging Core

Overview of Services


Welcome to the Molecular Imaging Service Center and Cancer Functional Imaging Core at the Miller Research Building of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Noninvasive imaging has become a powerful tool in the investigation of various disease processes. Spectacular advances in MR, PET, SPECT, ultrasound, optical imaging, multiphoton microscope as well as other modalities now provide unparalleled opportunities for combined anatomic, functional and molecular imaging.The MRB Molecular Imaging Service Center and Cancer Functional Imaging Core provides state-of-the art small animal imaging equipment, including MRI, multiphoton microscope, PET, SPECT, Ultrasound, Optical imaging, X-ray and CT, to support the wide range of scientific projects within the diverse research community of the Johns Hopkins University and beyond. Trained technologists will assist investigators in the use of the facilities.

The Center is managed by an Oversight Committee drawn from members of the Department of Radiology, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as other departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Center is located within the MRB Animal Facility. We invite you to explore our web site for additional information or to contact us via email or phone. Our contact information is listed towards the bottom of this page. 

Message To New Users:

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope to see you among our valued users and we are looking forward to assist you with your imaging experiments. In order to be able to image with us, you will need to obtain access to the MRB Animal Facility and to the MRB Molecular Imaging Center(Suite B14). Please start with the MRB Animal Facility training. The MRB Animal Facility training tour starts at 9:30 am on Thursdays. Their group meets by the Turner fountain / MRB elevators' lobby. The Imaging Center orientation group meets at 1:00 pm also on Thursdays, by the Turner fountain, and it takes about 30 min. Please keep in mind that getting access for the use of both facilities may take a while, so please plan ahead.



Dr. Zaver M. Bhujwalla 

Dr. Martin Pomper
Associate Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

24/7 for self-use instruments 

733 North Broadway
MRB Suite B14
Baltimore, MD 21205

Links and Resources

  1. JHU ICMIC Program
  2. Division of Cancer Imaging Research
  3. Center of Magnetic Resonance Microimaging


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Zaver M. Bhujwalla

Dr. Martin Pomper
Associate Director

Desmond Jacob
Research Associate
MRB B-14 A
Xiaoju Yang
Research Technologist
MRB B-14 A
Dr. Elena Artemova
Budget Analyst / Coordinator
MRB B-14 A