UBC's Upright Open MR Imaging Platform offers North America’s only scanner of its type dedicated for research use.

We welcome research studies from all disciplines. Our team of experts is here to support researchers new to or experienced with MRI. 

  • Our Upright Open MRI scanner (MROpen), is different from conventional MRI scanners as it allows the body to be imaged upright, in weight-bearing, and in a wide range of postures. Imaging upright postures is required to understand normal and disrupted function in tissues and organs that function primarily in upright postures.
  • We provide a full range of services, including study set-up, MRI protocol development, custom pulse sequences, quantitative image analysis, and support for Tri-Council funding applications. 

The Upright Open MRI is a UBC shared research platform funded as a partnership between the Faculty of Medicine, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.