Wayne State University

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Equipment:


MAGNETOM Verio 3T

Location:
Harper University Hospital
MR Research Facility/Radiology
3990 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Directions

Contact:
Pavan Kumar Jella, M.S.
ph: 313-745-1388

Our new 3T VERIO, 70 cm Open Bore is a state-of-the-art scanner ideally suited for the whole body and neuro-imaging. It is a short system with light-weight magnet (173cm, 6.3ton) and zero helium boil-off. There are up to 102 seamlessly integrated coil elements with up to 32 RF channels to use simultaneously. The main RF coils for neuroimaging include a 32-channel Head Matrix coil, a 12-channel Head Matrix coil with the combination with the neck and spine coils to achieve a complete neuroimaging in one visit.

The MRI system also has 4-channel large and small flex coils for shoulder and other body parts. The machine comes with a standard VQ-engine gradient coil (45 mT/m gradient strength with 200 mT/m/s slew rate). The available field of view (FoV) is up to 50 cm and the whole body imaging functionality is up to 196 cm. It also includes parallel imaging. The computer has a powerful image process ability that can reconstruct up to 8694 images per second based on the two Pentium CPTs with a clock speed of 3GHz and a RAM capacity of 4GB. The MRI system has a host of clinical applications and also has several advanced research software packages for special imaging processing. Major imaging capabilities include Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL), Matrix Spectroscopy, Time of Flight (ToF) non-contrast MRA, time-resolved angiography with interleaved stochastic trajectories (TWIST), PACE, and Chemical Shift Imaging (CSI). The new 3T Siemens Verio is equipped with visual and auditory presentation systems. These include fMRI control and integration system (Dell), fMRI projector system (Avotec, Inc) and fMRI audio system (Avotec, Inc). The fMRI control and integration system runs presentation, nordicAktiva, E-prime and other commercial stimulus software.

The fMRI projector system is a visual stimulation system with research quality. The SV-6011 includes a projector and screen that are both 3TMRI compatible. This system includes a camera that is used in conjunction with the audio console to allow patients to talk to the operator in the control room during the scan. fMRI audio system is a hi-fidelity audio system. The SS-3100 includes a transducer and labyrinth headphone that are also MRI compatible and a microphone console for the control room. Together with the camera from SV-6011, the patient can communicate with the operator during non-fMRI experiment for better fMRI studies.

This system is also very useful for pediatrics or very claustrophibic patients.
3T + 70 cm + Tim
70 cm Open Bore and Tim (Total imaging matrix) together in one powerful system today, MAGNETOM Verio.
- A unique combination of 3T and 70 cm Open Bore
- The shortest 3T system on the market today
- Ultra-light magnet with zero helium boil-off
- Large field of view, supporting a full range of clinical applications
- TrueForm magnet design offers enhanced image quality by optimizing the homogeneity
- Higher speed and superb image quality powered by the VQ-engine gradient

Tim: A revolution in flexibility. Select exams, not coils.
[102x32]. Up to 102 seamlessly integrated Matrix coil elements and up to 32 independent RF channels combined to create one Total imaging matrix. A matrix scalable to both the anatomy under examination and the individual patient size.
Tim: A revolution in accuracy. Local and total.
Matrix coils unleash the high SNR only local coils provide. Extreme precision for single organ exams up to whole-body exams. From 5 mm to 196 cm FoV. Without coil or patient repositioning. For all applications. With up to 100% more SNR.
Tim: A revolution in speed. Parallel in all directions.
Head to toe, front to back, and side to side for unlimited Parallel Imaging. Up to PAT 16. Even for double oblique slice orientation. Without restrictions in coverage. With the high SNR of standard Matrix coils.

Innovative applications. Powered by Tim.
- syngo SWI
- syngo GRAPPA
- syngo BLADE
- syngo SPACE
- syngo TWIST
- syngo DTI
- syngo fMRI
- syngo ASL
- syngo MapIt
- syngo Matrix Spectroscopy



7T High Field System for Preclinical Imaging

Location:
Elliman Building
Room 121
421 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

Contact:
Robin Roberts B.S.
ph: 313-577-1747

Our Bruker 30cm bore 7T ClinScan system is a preclinically oriented small animal MRI system for translational studies. This system has a Siemens user interface Syngo making all our work transportable to the human 3T machine and vice versa. With ClinScan one can enter the field of translational research and molecular imaging.

The main magnet of this system is actively shielded, similar to the human 3T system. The refrigeration technology used for the main magnet has a long helium holding time and requires minimal number of maintenance. The gradient strength of the 7T is 290 mT/m with a slew rate of 1160 T/m/s. The 7T is equipped with Bruker RF array coil technology in combination with numerous animal handling accessories and Siemens MAGNETOM Avanto/Trio technology with up to 32 receive channels. The maximal receiver bandwidth is 1 MHz. The RF amplifier has up to 1400 W pulse power. Clinical user interface syngo enables efficient workflow and highly automated MRI and MRS applications on small animals. The host computer of 7T has a dual processor Intel XEON CPU and a high performance image dual processor (2x AMD Opteron). The system provides numerous preclinical applications, including Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL), Matrix Spectroscopy, Time of Flight (ToF) non-contrast MRA, Chemical Shift Imaging (CSI), and many others.



11.7T vertical bore Bruker

Location:
WSU SOM - Scott Hall
Room 2126
540 East Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

Contact:
Farhad Ghoddoussi, Ph. D.
Ph: 313-577-6910

The Molecular Neuroimaging Laboratory, directed by Dr. Galloway, is located at Gordon Scott Hall and is equipped with a high-resolution, 11.7 Tesla vertical bore Bruker microimaging system. The system is capable of collecting not only multi-nuclear NMR spectra at an incredible spectral resolution (i.e., 1H, 2H, 7Li, 13C, 17O, 19F and/or 31P NMR) but also MRI images of small animals or extracted tissue. High resolution magic angle spinning or HRMAS is another technique that has proven to be a highly effective in profiling the chemical composition of brain tissue and gaining a greater understanding of drug or environmental effects on the brain biochemistry.