Life Science MRI

Overview of Services

The Purdue Life Science MRI facility houses a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma scanner, which is dedicated to promote and meet the needs of life science research on Purdue campus. Obtained through an NIH S10 instrumentation grant, this scanner will be used amongst others for studies requiring long-term stability (e.g. longitudinal studies), studies benefitting from the existing high gradient system or the 64-channel head coil for ultra-fast and high-resolution imaging, or for studies benefitting from the synchronized physiological monitoring and triggering for fMRI. An MRI Physicist will be available to help with protocol development and optimization, and a part-time MR Technologist is available to help with professional data acquisition.  

MRS, fMRI, DTI, large animal MRI  

The facility is open for use for all Purdue researchers and can be reserved for a minimum of 30 minutes, then in increments of 15 minutes thereafter.


Ulrike Dydak, Director


Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Sunday - Saturday       

12 am - 12 am     

750 S University Street 

West Lafayette, IN  47907  

Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"


**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the core manager for further information.

Links and Resources

Life Science MRI - College of Health and Human Sciences


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ulrike Dydak
PMRI 107 / HAMP 1263F
Xiaopeng Zhou
Siemens MRI Physicist
PMRI 111
Nathan Ooms
MRI Technologist
PMRI 103

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
3T Siemens Prisma MRI Scanner View calendar