MRI 1.5T Sonata


1.5 Tesla Siemens Sonata MRI Scanner

The 1.5T Sonata scanner is a magnetic resonance imaging system that has been optimized for brain studies. The system is capable of a variety of different forms of structural and angiographic imaging in addition to functional echo planar imaging, diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, and proton MR spectroscopy.

 

BMC Resources: Technical Scanner Description

 

MRI Safety & Training

 

Software

 

Scanner Computer

• The Sonata has software version VA35A.

• For a complete listing of installed software packages please contact the MRI techs.

 

Auxiliary Computer

iMAC

• MS Office 2008

• Matlab_R2010A

 

Equipment

 

Functional

• Button Boxes

  1. 1X4 - buttons in a straight row

  2. 2X2 - split boxes, you may use just one box if applicable

• Goggles

• Headphones

• Intercom

• Trigger

 

Coils

The Sonata (1.5 T) unit has the following receive-only coils:

• 1 channel standard head coil

• 8 channel head coil

• Neck flex coil

• Body flex coil

• Thoracic/Lumbar table spine coil

• 8 channel knee coil (suitable for imaging small objects)

 

Phantoms

• fBIRN

• ACR

• Spectral

• Spectroscopy