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Maryland Neuroimaging Center

Facility Location

8077 Greenmead Drive,
Building #795,
College Park, MD 20742

Brief Mission

The Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) is the home for neuroimaging research at the University of Maryland.  Housed in a spacious facility in the Gudelsky Building, adjacent to the main College Park campus, the center has been designed to foster collaboration among neuroscientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, engineers, and physicists. A special focus of the center is on understanding mechanisms of brain development and neural plasticity in typical and atypical populations, and in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying expert abilities that serve critical national priorities. It is available to researchers from UMD and other regional centers. MNC houses a research-dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, ideal for mapping brain structures and the location of brain activity. 

Hours of Operation

Open Monday through Friday, and several weekend days each month for scanning.

Services and Technologies Offered

MRI scans

Equipment Available

The centerpiece of the facility is a state-of-the-art Siemens 3T Prisma scanner, equipped with 32 and 64 channel head coils for significant increases in signal-to-noise and acquisition speed.

  • Mock Scanner: Our MRI simulator looks, feels, and sounds like the real thing. It is especially useful for preparing special populations, such as pediatric participants, for their experience in the real scanner, making data acquisition more successful.
  • Functional MRI Stimulation and Response Recording System
  • SRA Eye Tracker


Please see our website for more information


Dr. Luiz Pessoa, Director
Phone: 301-405-2423

Sandy Collier, Manager
Phone: 301-405-4125

Facility URL

Maryland Neuroimaging Center

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