Contact the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT

The Martinos Imaging Center is housed on the ground floor of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, on the MIT campus close to Kendall Square. The entrance is on Main Street between Albany Street and Vassar Street. The imaging center is on your right as you enter the building. Information about parking, as well as directions to the imaging center by car, subway, or GPS may be found below.


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Volunteer subjects should contact the lead researcher or designated contact person for their project, rather than the imaging center staff, for all questions relating to their participation in a research study. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer research subject, please join the subject recruitment mailing list.

Researchers wishing to use the imaging center’s resources should contact the center staff by phone (617-324-2702) or email (mri-team@mit.edu). Current users can receive regular updates via the user mailing list.

Directions to the Martinos Imaging Center:

By subway

Take the Red Line to Kendall Square and walk west on Main Street 2 blocks to cross Ames Street and then Vassar Street. The McGovern entrance is on the left, just after the train tracks. For more information on public transportation visit the MIT directions page. Subway schedules and maps can be found on the MBTA site.

Driving from the north

From I-93 South, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Immediately get into the right-hand lane and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Government Center/Kendall Square off-ramp on the left. Go up the ramp, turn right at the light onto the Longfellow Bridge and proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street. Turn right at the Ames/Main street intersection onto Main Street. Follow Main Street across Vassar Street. The main entrance to the McGovern Institute is located on the left-hand side of Main Street, just after the train tracks. Metered parking is also available on Main Street, Vassar Street, and Albany Street.

Driving from the south

From I-93 North, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Immediately get into the right-hand lane and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Government Center/Kendall Square off-ramp on the left. Go up the ramp, turn right at the light onto the Longfellow Bridge and proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street. Turn right at the Ames/Main street intersection onto Main Street. Follow Main Street across Vassar Street. The main entrance to the McGovern Institute is located on the left-hand side of Main Street, just after the train tracks. Metered parking is also available on Main Street, Vassar Street, and Albany Street.

Driving from the Mass Pike (I-90) East

From the Mass Pike (I-90), take exit 18 (Allston) and move into the right lane. Turn right onto Storrow Drive North (Memorial Drive) and proceed approximately 2 miles to the Government Center/Kendall Square turn-off. Follow the Government Center/Kendall Square turn-off and go over the Longfellow Bridge. Proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street. Turn right at the Ames/Main street intersection onto Main Street. Follow Main Street across Vassar Street. The main entrance to the McGovern Institute is located on the left-hand side of Main Street, just after the train tracks. Metered parking is also available on Main Street, Vassar Street, and Albany Street.

Driving from Logan Airport

Exit Logan Airport and take the Mass Pike (I-90) West. At exit 24, merge onto I-93 North. Follow I-93 North for two miles and take exit 26 for Storrow Drive. Immediately get into the right-hand lane and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Government Center/Kendall Square off-ramp on the left. Go up the ramp, turn right at the light onto the Longfellow Bridge and proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street. Turn right at the Ames/Main street intersection onto Main Street. Follow Main Street across Vassar Street. The main entrance to the McGovern Institute is located on the left-hand side of Main Street, just after the train tracks. Metered parking is also available on Main Street, Vassar Street, and Albany Street. Approximate drive time is 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Using GPS?

For automated driving directions, use the following address: 550 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. (Note: 550 Main Street is not an official address).

Silver Line (bus) from Logan Airport

The Silver Line is a bus rapid transit service that provides a direct connection from Logan Airport to South Station. Take the Silver Line (SL1) from the terminal at Logan Airport to South Station. Take the Red Line inbound at South Station and proceed four stops to Kendall Square. Walk two blocks west on Main Street and cross Ames Street and Vassar Street. The McGovern Institute entrance is on the left, just after the train tracks.

Parking

There is limited meter parking near the building, and parking garages a few minutes walk away. Parking spots are also available for volunteer subjects by prior arrangement. They are located at the rear of the building in the small lot off Vassar Street (the entrance to the lot is marked with an ’A’ on the map below). The entrance to the imaging center is marked with a ’B’ on the map below. From the parking lot, you can walk to the imaging center the following two ways:

(1) Enter the building from Vassar Street, take the elevator or stairs to the third floor, walk across the atrium and take the elevator or stairs back down to the first floor. The entrance to the imaging center will be on your left.


(2) Walk up Vassar Street, take a left onto Main Street, and enter the building at the main street entrance, just beyond the railroad tracks. The entrance to the imaging center will be on your right.

Visitors needing assistance should contact the lead researcher or designated contact person for their project.


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Taxis

Taxis are normally available outside the Marriott hotel entrances on Main Street or Broadway.

  • CONTACT
    Martinos Imaging Center
    Main Street @ Albany Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    MIT Address: Bldg 46-1171

    phone: 617-324-2702
    fax: 617-324-2701
    email: mri-team@mit.edu
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    Our entrance as seen from Main Street.