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.