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About us

The CBBM operates a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner. The 70 cm open bore and short system design allows for comfortable examinations even of obese subjects. Regarding neuroscientific research the following equipment is provided for structural, functional and metabolic brain imaging:

  • 64-channel head/neck coil for high SNR and accelerated imaging
  • Simultaneous multi-slice EPI capability for DTI and BOLD imaging
  • Recording of physiological parameters: ECG, breathing belt, pulse rate, skin conductivity
  • MRI compatible 64-channel EEG system for simultaneous MRI and EEG acquisition
  • Multiple MRI compatible response devices: response grips, keyboards, trackball, joystick, mouse, force grip
  • Eye tracking
  • Video recordings of the face
  • Visual, acoustic and electric stimulation
  • 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging
  • 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (3T dual tuned quadrature head coil 1H/31P)
  • Sodium-Imaging (3T dual tuned quadrature head coil 1H/23Na)

BOLD imaging data is subject to a fully automated quality assurance procedure. Standardized phantom measurements are performed multiple times per week, automatically analyzed and published on internal webpages to assure long-term stability and reproducibility.

Internal Wiki-pages (technical information, quality assurance reports, forms):