Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core


Thomas Ernst, Ph.D., Core Director (tmernst@hawaii.edu)

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Research Center is located at the Queen's Medical Center. Housed there is a 3 Tesla MRI Scanner that is dedicated to basic and clinical research. The RCMI MRI Core operates through the Queen's MRI Research Center to provide technical support and training for clinical investigators, in particular those at the junior level, and allow support of pilot studies and studies with new technical approaches to investigate diseases that disproportionately impact minority populations as health disparities. Of special interest is the expansion of basic-science studies using rodents. In fact, the MRI Research Center recently acquired hardware and implemented procedures for scanning small animals, such as rodents.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ernst through the MRI Research Center website: