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Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center at UT Dallas



Focused on

brain research

Located at Center for BrainHealth®, Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center at UT Dallas is a one-of-a-kind facility completely focused on human brain imaging to measure changes in brain health and function.

Research at the center will play an important role in updating the way people think about the brain’s ability to adapt and grow stronger.

The center will serve as an international hub for research scientists, partners — and even the medical community — to collaborate in the advancement of brain health.

More details about this facility are available in our brochure


The Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center is available to researchers from UT Dallas and others in the community. For other general information, please contact Angela Plata at Angela.Plata@UTDallas.edu.

Policies & Forms

MRI Safety Policies and Procedures Manual Re-Opening Guidelines and Procedures MRI Screening Form


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Our state-of-the-art imaging facility is named in recognition of a transformational investment in the future of BrainHealth from Sammons Enterprises.

More details on Sammons and BrainHealth

Optimized for Functional Imaging

The 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are specifically optimized for the acquisition and interpretation of rich research data and will serve to train the next generation of scientists – those who will be developing new analytics, new technology, and new approaches to create completely new visualization capabilities.

The design and field strength are optimized for functional MRI (fMRI), providing crisp anatomical detail and a signal-to-noise ratio that reduces distortion to facilitate the acquisition and interpretation of data.

Research-Centered Service

Group photo of Sergey C, Bart R, Angela P, and Jason G standing in front of MRI machine in the imaging center

Sergey Cheshkov, PhD – Research Scientist; Bart Rypma, PhD – Director of Sammons BrainHealth Imaging Center; Angela Plata – Administrative Coordinator; Jason Grubb – MRI Technology Manager

Conduct your research at a one-of-a-kind facility focused on human brain imaging to measure brain health and function.

  • Experienced MRI personnel

  • Assistance with implementation of research protocol

  • Standard functional and anatomical sequences

  • State-of-the-art pulse sequences:

    • pCASL (arterial spin labeling) from USC

    • Multiband EPI from University of Minnesota

    • Spectroscopy Package from University of Minnesota

    • ABCD Package from Massachusetts General Hospital

    • Dual Echo pCASL from McGill University

  • Phlebotomy/Collection Room

  • Meeting & Consent Room

Grand Opening and Installation Highlights

Unique Facility Expands Potential for Innovative Research Into Human Brain Health

Things to Know Before Your Appointment