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• User guides can be found in hard copy binders in each scanner control room
A Bruker Biospin 7.0 Tesla 30 cm clear bore MRI/MRS is operating in a 535 square foot space in the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. The instrument is capable of the full spectrum of modern neuroimaging including structural MRI, functional MRI, perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, and multinuclear MR spectroscopy.
1) 200 mm inner diameter with a maximum gradient strength of 200 mT/m B-GA20 300V/200A
2) 116 mm inner diameter with a maximum gradient strength of 400 mT/m B-GA12 300V/200A
3) 60 mm inner diameter with a maximum gradient strength of 950 mT/m B-G06 300V/100A
A B-S20 shim system is installed with 283 mm inner diameter shim coils providing z0, z2, z3, z4, xz, yz, xy, x2-y2,z(xy), z(x2-y2), z2x and z2y shims.
Full physiological monitoring is available including core temperature control and monitoring of heart and ventilation rate, end-tidal PCO2 and (non-invasive) blood pressure. A surgical suite which includes a surgical microscope and a downdraft air exhaust table is located in the adjoining room. The surgery and magnet rooms are equipped with isoflurane gas anesthesia equipment. A dedicated Linux workstation operating the Bruker Paravision 5.1 software is available for offline image and spectroscopy processing. In addition the Brain Mapping Center operates a ring of high performance Macintosh workstations and a RAID data storage system, which are available to Center users. The 7.0 T 30 cm MRI Laboratory is available for use by UCLA-affiliated investigators who have research studies that require imaging of samples, various phantoms and postmortem tissues. Operation and maintenance costs are recovered through user fees.