Cedars-Sinai Research Imaging Core



Overview of Core


The BIRI Research Imaging Core is your resource for cutting edge clinical and preclinical imaging research. Our state of the art facility offers technical infrastructure and essential expertise for the Cedars-Sinai and extended community. We will help achieve your research goals by providing high quality instrumentation/service, and access to advanced, novel imaging techniques and approaches developed in house by our leading imaging scientists. 


We Offer


  • Human and small/large animal imaging
  • Advanced imaging and analysis techniques (MR, Nuclear, CT, Optical)
  • Assisted use by highly experienced staff, including imaging technologists, animal care associates, registered nurse and radiochemist
  • Consultations on study design, imaging protocol, data analysis and post-processing
  • Radiolabeling and customized novel imaging probe development
  • Advanced MR spectroscopy and analysis techniques
  • TCA cycle metabolic analysis with parahydrogen induced polarization
  • Custom peptide synthesis
  • Umbrella protocols and bridge funding for pilot studies

Getting Started in iLab


  • Login with your Cedars-Sinai Exchange credentials at https://csmc.corefacilities.org
  • Click on the Schedule Equipment tab above to access modality-specific calendars.
  • Click on the Other Requests tab above to let us know of a new project or to request other services or training.
  • Click on the View My Requests tab above to see the status of all requets you have submitted.


Location and Hours of Operation


General Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Always check modality-specific calendar)          

Davis Building, Suite G-140

110 N. George Burns Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Links and Resources


  1. cedars-sinai.edu/ric
  2. cedars-sinai.edu/biri



Name Role Phone Email Location
Debiao Li, PhD
Core Director
PACT 800
Wafa Tawackoli, PhD
Technical Director
Davis G140
Johanna Kim, MPH
Operations Manager
PACT 800