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Getting Started

The CBI welcomes all MUSC researchers!  To begin a study with the CBI, you must first have IRB approval for human research or IACUC approval for preclinical research.  Next, call (843) 876-2460 to obtain login information for Calpendo, our online scheduling system, to use CBI equipment and facilities.  If you need assistance at any time during this process or have any questions, call (843) 876-2460 for further information. 

The information below will help you get started with the CBI.

CBI Policies and Procedures

Equipment & Rates

 SIEMENS 3T TIM Trio MRI $650/hour* 
 Bruker 7T Small-Bore MRI $200/hour 
 SIEMENS Inveon Micro-PET $200/hour 
 SIEMENS Inveon Micro-CT  $100/hour 
 Xenogen IVIS-200 Optical in Vivo Imaging System    $100/hour 
 Maestro 2 in Vivo Imaging System$100/hour 

Please note that any use of the MUSC facilities in which a patient/subject is scanned for any reason outside of the standard of care should be classified as “Other Costs” under the NIH guidelines.  “Patient Care Cost” is defined as any procedure/scan that is directly related to patient care and is deemed standard of care.

* Effective July 1, 2012.


  • Schedule equipment using Calpendo Scheduling System
  • Scheduled time includes the total time spent in the scanner room.
  • All equipment is scheduled in 30 minute blocks. Any portion over the 30 minutes will be billed as another 30 minute block.
  • PIs are billed monthly for equipment use.
  • If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.

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