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Mock Scanner

Core Facilities

Photo of a mock scannerMock Scanner

Description: Mock scanner, including equipment to mimic MRI sound. No magnetic field.

Description: Many volunteers and patients are anxious entering a medical (MRI) scanner. The mock scanner allows staff to acclimate subjects, including children, to the enclosed scanner environment in a safe manner.

The mock scanner can also be used for fMRI training.


Details

Contact

Jiachen Zhuo, PhD
Phone: 410-328-5974
jzhuo@umm.edu

Peripheral equipment

  • Personal computer to present movies or functional MRI paradigms to subjects in mock scanner

Template for NIH "Facilities and Other Resources"

This is a template for the Mock Scanner. You can copy & paste this section into the "Facilities and Other Resources" page of NIH applications.

 "A mock scaner is available in the Center. Volunteers and patients are commonly anxious entering a medical (MRI) scanner. The mock scanner visually resembles an MRI scanner, but has no magnetic field. It therefore allows staff to acclimate subjects, including children, to the enclosed scanner environment in a safe manner. The mock scanner can also be used for training subjects to perform fMRI paradigms in a safe environment."