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The BC Children's Hospital MRI Research Facility houses a 3T GE Discovery MR750 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner for functional MRI, structural MRI and spectroscopy. The current scanner software version is DV26.0_EB . 

The MRI Research Facility also features a child-friendly MRI simulator, which replicates the MRI environment and allows research subjects/patients to experience a simulated MRI scan prior to undergoing their research scan.
 

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Child-friendly MRI simulator
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MRI Compatible Neonatal Transport
Incubator with head coil for young infants
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Child-sized MRI can accommodate infants and children of all ages

Other equipment includes:

  • Response Systems
    Nordic Neurolab Response System
    FORP response system
     
  • Visual Presentation Systems
    NNL goggles
    Projector
     
  • Audio Presentation Systems
    MR Avotac audio system
    MRI Confon audio system
     
  • Various MR coils, including head, hip, and body coils
     
  • Infant Scanning Technologies
    MR-compatible incubator
     
  • Simultaneous Scanning Technologies
    Dense array simultaneous EEG-fMRI
    Simultaneous fNIRS-fMRI

Facility Bookings

Planning to visit the MRI Research Facility? Please make a booking here.

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Conduct research at the MRI Research Facility

Information about research consent forms

Imaging rates

About the Simulator

The MRI simulator simulates the MRI environment and allows research subjects/patients to experience a simulated MRI scan prior to undergoing their research or clinical MRI scan. 

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