Imaging equipment overview

The HMRI Imaging Centre is equipped with high quality imaging technology. This includes functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy and clinical imaging.

Siemens AG 3T Prisma MRI scanner

This powerful technology has a number of features that enhance image quality, acquisition speed, and work flow productivity. With specially designed magnetic gradient coils, it's capable of high spatial resolution investigations of structural and functional connectivity of the human anatomy. This includes brain functionality, body physiology, organ morphometry and tissue metabolism.

HMRI Imaging Centre

The Siemens AG 3T Prisma MRI scanner

NordicNeuroLab AS fMRI Hardware System

Sensory perception studies are the basis for many research studies that use fMRI. The HMRI Imaging Centre is equipped with a fully integrated array of fMRI hardware for auditory and visual stimulus presentation, response collection, and experiment synchronisation.

Coils and accessories available:

  • Head 64channel
  • Head 20channel
  • Breast 18channel
  • Body matrix 18channel
  • Endorectal coil
  • Wrist 16channel
  • Knee 15channel
  • Loop coils (three different sizes)
  • Rat head coil (2 channel)
  • Breast Biopsy 4 channel coil and kit
  • Spine array 32channel
  • Phantom (Magphan)
  • Standard siemens phantoms
  • Braino phantom
  • Nordic Neuro Lab hardware
  • Power Injector

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