Scanner Specifications

Field Strength 3.0 (actively shielded)
Field Homogeneity  
Field Stability  
Maximum Gradient Amplitude 40 mT/m
Slew Rate 150 mT/m/s
RF coils 16-rod bird cage
4-channel surface coil array (Nova Medical)
figure-8 ASL neck labeling coil
Software Release GE Signa 9.0, VH3
Receiver Bandwidth 125 KHz x 4 ch.
800 KHz (fast rec. mode)
Spectroscopy / Multinuclear Capabilities The system also has MR spectroscopy (MRS) pulse sequences and a broadband RF subsystem and appropriate preamplifiers/switches for performing 1H, 31P, and 129Xe MRS.
Fast Imaging Sequences EPI
spiral
SENSE
SMASH
Patient Monitoring intercom
pulse oxymeter
chest plethysmograph
Space 4 faculty offices
administraative office
student office area (6 desks)
magnet room
magnet equipment room
large control rooom
electronics shop
computer lab / conference
subject waiting room
subject dressing room
subject training room
two parking spaces for subjects
Computer The Functional MRI Laboratory computing environment consists of two multiprocessor Linux servers, each with approximately 500 GB of disk storage. The Lab will also possess a network of approximately 15 Linux workstations, including two that have been designated for use by general users of the Lab. A wide variety of commercial and custom software is available on these systems for processing functional MRI data.
The lab also has a half-time computer system administrator.