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3T Magnex

3T Magnex with MR Solutions/Varian console

This system has been retired as of September 8, 2017.

3T system is a true research system: a combination of a Magnex Scientific 3T magnet with Tesla gradients, and a local speciality, dual console for system operation - SMIS (MR Solutions) and Varian.

Brain imaging

  • spectroscopy (MRS)
  • iron imaging
  • anatomical imaging
  • sodium imaging
  • blood vessel imaging

Typical applications:

  • neurology
    • ALS
    • Parkinson's disease
  • psychiatry
    • depression & anxiety diosorders
    • post-partum depression
    • pre-mentrual dysphoric disorder (severe PMS)
    • social phobia
    • schizophrenia
    • addictions

Sequences available

Spectroscopy - STEAM, PRESS (NAA, Glu+Gln, mIno), SSR (Glu, Gln, mIno), DQF (double-quantum filtering - GABA)
Imaging - gradient echo, spin echo, fast-spin echo (FSE)

Coils available

  • head transmit & receive (proton)
  • head/neck transmit & receive (proton)
  • head - sodium

Peripheral systems available

  • MedRad heart rate and and oxygen saturation monitor
  • projector with in-bore screen, response buttons, presentation computer (functional MRI setup)
  • headphones with audio input from CD player, radio (patient entertainment)