Jason Tregellas, PhD, Director
Mark Brown, PhD, Technical Director
Yiping Du, PhD, Physicist
Jody Tanabe, Medical Director
Debra Singel, Manager, MRI Technologist
Kendra Huber, MRI Technologist
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 head volume RF 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, MR elastography, multinuclear spectroscopy, arterial spin labeling, echoplanar imaging, flow quantification, 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 a rear projection system, 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 physiological monitor (Medrad 9500). 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.