The Research 3T is equipped with a TQ gradient engine, multi-nuclear capability, and 8 RF receiver channels. The scanner contains the following packages: Echo-planar Imaging, BOLD Imaging, Advanced Functional Neuro, Diffusion Tensor/HARDI Imaging, Arterial Spin Labeling, Single Voxel Spectroscopy, Chemical Shift Imaging and Cardiac Imaging Package.
Several research sequences including T1-rho, EPSI, and PEPSI are being evaluated for research projects. The scanner is outfitted with 6 coils: head, spine, body, extremity, wrist and endorectal. The room contains the BIOPAC physiological monitoring and recording system capable of capturing respiratory, photoplethysmograph (PPG), and galvanic skin response (GSR) measurements.
Several tools exist for supporting fMRI experiments, including a rear-projection DA-LITE screen, 3500 lumen DLP projector, Avotec Silent Scan and voice recorder, Avotec goggles, Real Eye Imaging System, Optical to TTL converter for synchronization, and a Stimulus computer complete with E-Prime, Presentation, and Neurognostics fMRI Workflow software. The system also contains the MIND Input Device to record user responses to audio and visual stimuli.
The Siemens 1.5T Avanto scanner is equipped with the SQ gradient engine, 18 channel RF receiver chain, and multi-nuclear capability. The system is outfitted with 11 coils including: 12 channel head, spine array, body, extremity, wrist, peripheral array, small and large flex, shoulder, endorectal and breast. The Avanto is also outfitted with the following packages: Echo-planar Imaging, 3D Dynamic Motion Correction, Diffusion Tensor/HARDI Imaging, BOLD Imaging, AutoAlign, Cardiac Imaging Package, Single Voxel Spectroscopy, and Chemical Shift Imaging.
The scanner room is furnished with the Avotec Silent Scan System, rear projection screen, LCD projector, Presentation computer/DVD player, Invivo Physiologic monitoring system, Med Rad Power injector and an optical to TTL Converter for scanner synchronization with stimulus computer.
Several of the MR Research Center's scanners are equipped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) capabilities. For more information regarding the use of fMR Imaging on the Trio and Avanto scanners, as well as sample images and videos, please follow the link below.
The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the National Library of Medicine's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals.
The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project® is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.
The Visible Human CT data generated by Bill Lorensen is available for general use.
This data is resampled to 1.0mm isotropic resolution and saved in DICOM format. Both the Visible Male and Female are available either as regional tar files or as individual DICOM files.