9.4T MR Scanner
The 9.4T 80 cm MR scanner at the Center for MR Research is a custom built, state of the art system for MR imaging. With a bore size of 80 cm and equipped with a head gradient set, the 9.4T scanner is primarily used for human brain imaging. The ultra-high static magnetic field increases the sensitivity of the MR signal and enables the completion of experiments that are otherwise limited by poor signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) when performed within acceptable imaging times for human subjects.
3T and 1.5T MR Scanners
There are two 1.5 Tesla clinical scanners (LX Signa, GEMS, Milwaukee) of which one is the LX CVi system for cardiac and functional brain imaging. The 3.0T scanner is the 3T94 EXCITE 2.0 (8 parallel channels, BRAINWAVE), the latest technology for functional brain imaging. All scanners support spectroscopy and image analysis with "functools". The scanners are connected to a PACS (GEMS) and advantage windows workstation for image display and processing.
An MRI simulator is available for training subjects for fMRI.
The CMRR has a fully equipped electronics laboratory for RF coil development.