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The Brain Center at Boston Children’s Hospital offers access to the most advanced technologies used to diagnose, address and manage all types of conditions affecting the brain. Our treatment areas and high-tech resources help us better identify, evaluate and treat children of all ages.

Our Brain Center specializes in minimally invasive, technologically advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Some of the tools available through our center include:

  • The Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, which lets our pediatric neurosurgeons scan patients in the operating room before completing surgery, so they obtain the most precise and complete resections. This is especially helpful for patients with brain tumors and epilepsy.   

  • Advanced imaging machines like the functional MRI (fMRI) let doctors see cerebral responses to stimulation in real time so they know which areas of the brain manage certain functions. The information the fMRI gives us allows our neurosurgeons to plan safe treatments with minimal side effects. 

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337