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Magnetic Resonance Imaging



MRI Faculty
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.