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Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Body Imaging Section

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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.

Our Experts


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Patient Care

In the Body MRI section, we interpret over 7,000 body MRI examinations each year. MRI studies are performed on 14 state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T in house clinical scanners, one interventional scanner and one intraoperative scanner in the IMRIS suite. In addition, we interpret body MRI examination from 5 offsite 1.5T and 3T magnets. We offer extensive clinical and research experience in all aspects of body MRI:

  • Chest
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular
  • Abdomen: Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic, Renal/Adrenal, Retroperitoneal, Gastro-intestinal
  • Pelvis
  • Prostate
  • Musculoskeletal MRI


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.


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

Contact Information

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