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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Radiology technologist performing MRI with patient and MRI machine in background.

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The Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging is committed to upholding the tripartite mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is to offer its patients the highest-quality patient care, research and education available. The department’s world-renowned faculty focuses on blending the latest in magnetic resonance technology with the highest possible standard of patient care.

We have a team of highly specified experts in all aspects of body MRI, including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, cardiac, MR angiography, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, female pelvis and prostate MR. We provide multidisciplinary collaboration with other services, including internal medicine, cardiology, hepatology, urology, oncology and surgery, including transplantation. Referrals are welcome from physicians who do not have privileges at Johns Hopkins, as well as Johns Hopkins medical staff.

Patient Care

The Division of MRI provides outpatient and inpatient diagnostic MRI exams and image-guided therapy procedures. Clinical services include:

  • Cardiovascular MRI, including patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ischemic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and congenital cardiac disease
  • Liver/hepatobiliary MRI, including patients with cirrhosis, liver tumors and parenchymal liver diseases
  • Pancreatic MRI/MRCP, including imaging of patients with pancreatic cysts and tumors
  • Abdominal MRI, including imaging of the kidney and adrenal glands
  • Prostate MRI, including multiparametric MRI and guidance for prostate biopsy with MRI-TRUS fusion
  • Pelvic MRI, including imaging of uterine fibroids and other pelvic pathology
  • Functional MRI, including whole-body MRI

Weekly case conferences are scheduled with several specialties and multidisciplinary clinics, including the ARVD/C program, Liver Tumor Center, Liver Transplant Program, Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program, Pancreatitis Center, Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, pulmonary hypertension program, Fibroid Center and Colon Cancer Center.

Education

Clinical Fellowships

Clinical fellowships in body MRI are offered starting July 1 for 12 months. The fellowship is highly competitive and provides advanced clinical training in body MRI. Fellows also perform post-processing of cardiac, prostate and whole-body MR cases. Applications are available online.

Continuing Medical Education Courses

The Division of MRI offers an annual CME-accredited course for the MRI technologist. On February 25-26th, the division will host the 17th Annual Hot Topics in MRI for the Technologist at Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD.

Research

Cutting-edge research is actively ongoing in clinical body MRI in collaboration with other specialties. Research fellowships are available for one or more years. If you are interested in a research position in body MRI, please fill the online application form.

Novel research projects include

  • Phase contrast applications in cardiac MRI
  • Tissue characterization using T1 and T2 maps
  • Quantification of infiltrative liver parenchymal diseases
  • Tumor functional and metabolic imaging, including response assessment
  • Multiparametric MRI of the prostate
  • Oncologic applications of whole-body MRI

Teleradiology Services

The Division of MRI is very active in performing teleradiology services related to diagnosis and treatment evaluation with MRI. If you are the owner or director of an outpatient MRI center and are interested in having radiologists at Johns Hopkins read your body MR examinations, please contact us.

Contact Information

Rachel Spence
Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Teleradiology Coordinator
600 N. Wolfe St., MRI 143
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-4567
Fax: 410-955-9799

The Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr. Ihab Kamel provides and overview of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. The division provides outpatient and inpatient diagnostic MRI exams and image-guided therapy procedures while focusing on blending the latest in magnetic resonance technology with the highest possible standard of patient care.

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