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The Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center is located at the Mission Bay Campus in Byers Hall on the 1st floor in San Francisco, CA. 

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We are excited to connect with you to support your involvement here at the Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center. 

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Directions 

1700 4th Street (Cross St 16th St.)
Byers Hall Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94158-2330

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Medical Center & Radiology Locations

Fax: (415) 514-4451
Email: [email protected]

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Contacts 

Daniel B Vigneron, PhD
Professor, Center Director
Phone: (415) 476-3343
Email: [email protected]

Contact For: center oversight & new collaborations

Jenny Che
HP Center Program Officer
Phone: (415) 502-2587
Email: [email protected]

Contact For: project & program management

Jenna Bernard, PhD
HP Center Program Manager
Email: [email protected]


Contact For: website, newsletter, events,
international SPINlab users web conference 

Cresini Tabaranza-David
Executive Analyst
Phone: (415) 514-4450
Email: [email protected]

Contact For: meetings, purchasing,
reimbursements, office management

Robert Bok, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology
Phone: (415) 514-4873
Email: [email protected]

Contact For: medical & safety operations

Kimberly Okamoto
Research Nurse
Email: [email protected] 

Contact For: patient & volunteer information

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Healthy Volunteer Study Enrollment

Our researchers and clinicians are continually pursuing better methods for the research, treatment and monitoring of various diseases. See below for  list of studies we are recruiting for, or request an appointment to find a study that's right for you. 

Healthy Cardiac MRI Metabolism Study  (Flyer)

Main Eligibility Critera: 

  • No history of cancer or significant medical condition
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Safe to undergo an MRI 

Study Location: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Byers Hall Building. 1700 4th Street, San Francisco 94158

Compensation: Validated parking & a $150 gift card offered upon completion

Contact: If interested please contact Peder Larson ([email protected] or 415-514-4876).

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Liver Imaging Study (Flyer)

Study Purpose: We are looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a liver imaging study using new MRI techniques to learn about liver metabolism.

Main Eligibility Critera: 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Safe to undergo an MRI 

Participation Involes: One imaging visit with Hyperpolarized 13C injection (~3 hours)

Study Location: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Byers Hall Building. 1700 4th Street, San Francisco 94158

Compensation: Validated parking & a $150 gift card offered upon completion

Contact: If interested please contact [email protected]

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Healthy MRI Metabolism Study  (Flyer)

Study Purpose: Learn about the metabolism of tissues in people with healthy organs to optimize new MRI techniques for evaluating human cellular biochemistry, non-invasively, throughout the body.

Main Eligibility Critera: 

  • No history of cancer or significant medical condition
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Safe to undergo an MRI 

Study Location: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Byers Hall Building. 1700 4th Street, San Francisco 94158

Compensation: Validated parking & a $150 gift card offered upon completion

Contact: If interested please contact Principal investigators Dan Vigneron ([email protected] or 415-476-3343) or Robert Bok ([email protected] or 415-514-4873). 

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