MRI Prep Room

Private Research MRI Prep Room (currently out of commission during construction)


Room 120 (*note room change) in the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center has been designated as a research study Prep Room. The primary objective is to provide a private location where investigators can consent subjects and provide brief instruction in preparation for MRI studies. The secondary intent pertains to 3T studies where some post-scan debriefing or testing is required. 


Prep Room Access

Researchers may request key pad access to the Prep Room when they submit a BMC Access Request Form.  If prep room access was not initally requested, please send an email requesting the addition of these access privileges to Ludmila Budilo and Mary Susselman.  Access codes are assigned to individuals and should not be shared under any circumstance.  Each individual will be held accountable for anything that happens under each assigned code.  No food or drinks are allowed in the prep room.  Access will be immediately revoked if any policies are violated.   



The Prep Room operates via a priority policy, rather than a formal calendar. This policy is summarized in the Prep Room flow chart.  We reserve the right to revise or replace this priority policy. Please note that if your subject does not have first priority, you need to check with higher priority groups to confirm that they will not be using the room and that you need to monitor any schedule changes up to 5 PM the evening before your study to assure that a higher priority study has not been added to the calendar. Non-availability of the Prep Room is never a basis for asking for a refund, so please read and follow the priority policy carefully.


Priority Scheduling Flow Chart