7T MRI

Philips 7T Achieva

The new site of the Spinoza Centre will feature a whole-body 7T MRI scanner. 7T is rapidly establishing itself as a tool for studying the brain in unprecedented detail. The high signal-to-noise ratio available at 7T benefits a wide range of MR data acquisition protocols and can be employed to, among other things,

  • measure activity in the brain at the level of cortical columns or layers
  • visualize brain (sub)structures too small to see at lower field strengths
  • reliably quantify low-concentration neurometabolites
  • realize significant reductions in scanning times

The 7T will be equipped for stimulus presentation and behavioural recordings similar to the 3T. In addition, the scanner will feature an eight-channel multi-transmit system for obtaining homogenous signal across the brain.

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