Human MRI and MRS
Siemens Tim Trio 3T: Two Tim Trio machines are available. These magnets have a 600 mm bore and are capable of a gradient strength of 38 mT/m and a 170 T/m/s slew rate. One magnet is located in the Paca-Pratt Building, and the other is located at UMMC and has multi-nuclear capabilities.
Both magnets are equipped with video projection system and have available fiber-optic button boxes for functional MRI use. E-prime system with Scanner triggering is available for implementation of functional paradigms.
Multiple Coil Arrays
A wide variety of coils are available for multiple uses. Multiple channel and transmit-receive head coils are available. Extremity, wrist, and an advanced 8-channel Knee coil allows for scanning of the knees or other extremities.
MR Coil Building Workstation
A fully-equipped coil building workstation is available, including a network analyzer and spectrum analyzer.
MRI compatible monitoring system allows for remote observation of the subject.
Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
A GE DXA scanner is available in the Paca-Pratt Building to evaluate bone mineral density.
Animal MRI and MRS
7.0 T Bruker Biospin (BioSpec 70/30 USR) is available for animal MRI and MRS use. This magnet has a 300 mm bore and is capable of a gradient strength of 200 mT/m and a 640 T/m/s slew rate. It is capable of 4 transmit channels and 16 receive channels. This system is located in Howard Hall.
A small animal Siemens PET/CT is located in Howard Hall.
A portable gamma camera is available for research use in Howard Hall.