The Body Magnetic Resonance (BMR) Group develops new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods and applies them to improve clinical care.  Our current focus applications are breast MRI, abdominal MRI, MRI of osteoarthritis and MRI near metallic implants, with links between basic science, clinical imaging and industry.  

Our group, directed by Brian Hargreaves, is part of the Radiological Sciences LabDepartment of RadiologySchool of Medicine, at Stanford University.  Students in our group are primarily from the departments of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering.

  • 2D Multi-Spectral Imaging For Fast MRI Near Metal

    This approach offers a fast (tens of seconds per slice) approach to MRI near metal while correcting much of the signal loss, distortion and abnormally bright signal that can occur near implanted metal.

  • A Simple Analytic Method for Estimating T2 in the Knee from DESS

    MRI measurements of the relaxation time T2 can help estimate the progression of diseases such as osteoarthritis and its associated tissue deterioration. The Double-Echo Steady-State (DESS) sequence is often used for radiographic images of the knee.


Brian Hargreaves PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology, and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering

Contact Information

Lucas Center for Imaging 
1201 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305-5488

Directions: Lucas Ctr. or Porter Dr. Locations