The Brain Imaging Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus houses a research-dedicated, wide-bore MRI scanner (Siemens Skyra 3.0 T MR system), equipped with high performance gradient coils (45mT/m @ 200 T/m/s), a 32-channel head coil, a 20-channel phased-array RF neurovascular coil, a body and spine coil with 32 elements, and flex coils. The system has a 70 cm bore opening and a weight capacity of 550 lbs to accommodate larger subjects. Capabilities include True Form Field of View up to 50 cm x 50 cm x 45 cm, multiband sequences, fMRI, MR Elastography, Multinuclear Spectroscopy, Arterial Spin Labeling, Echoplanar Imaging, 4D Flow, and Quiet Suite, which is capable of reducing sequence sound pressure levels by 70%.
Imaging Center resources available for stimulus delivery, response recording, and subject monitoring include an MR-compatible goggle system with eye-tracking (Resonance Technology, Inc.), MR-compatible headphones (Resonance Technology, Inc.), four and two-button response boxes (Cedrus Corp, USA), a high-speed eye-tracking system (Cambridge Research Systems), and an MR-compatible Pulse Oximeter (Nonin Medical, Inc.). The Center also has an MRI compatible 64-channel EEG system (NeuroScan). A DICOM server is available for easy transfer of data from the Brain Imaging Center to various labs at the Denver and Boulder campuses.
The regular hours are weekdays, Monday through Friday from 7am-6pm.
Our staff would be pleased to show you the facility. Please contact Deb Singel to schedule a tour.