Available facilities

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The following facilities are available at the Spinoza Centre. You can reserve the 3T, 7T, testing rooms, mock scanner and meeting room through the booking site.

TO DO: This list is incomplete please, in particular our coils and sequences.

3 Tesla MRI scanner

The 3 Tesla MRI Scanner (3T) is a Philips Ingenia CX system. The following peripheral equipment and facilities are available for the 3T:

  • Variety of coils
  • Variety of physiological measurements, such as breathing, pulse rate and cardiac trace can be monitored using the Philips monitoring system.
  • Variety of sequences

Peripheral equipment

7 Tesla MRI scanner

The 7 Tesla MRI Scanner (7T) is a Philips Achieva system. The following peripheral equipment and facilities are available for the 7T:

  • 2-channel (Classic) and 8-channel (MultiX) transmit setups
  • Variety of coils, including
    • 2 channel multi transmit Nova head coil
    • 32 channel Nova head receive coil for use with above transmit coil
    • MR Coils 32-channel high-density receivers (surface-coils)
    • Other specialist coils
  • Variety of physiological measurements, such as breathing, pulse rate and cardiac trace can be monitored using the Philips monitoring system.
  • Variety of sequences, including custom-build sequences

Peripheral equipment

Testing rooms

Three testing rooms are available, these are located between the waiting area and MRI control rooms. The testing rooms are equipped with a stimulus computer and a regular workstation with internet. These rooms can be booked separately from the scanners through the booking site.

Mock scanner (0 Tesla)

The mock scanner resembles a fully operational Philips Achieva system without the magnetic field, including a separate mock control room. The mock scanner has been equipped with identical screens, button boxes and intercom as in the MRI environment. The mock scanner also includes a speaker to simulate scanning noise. A stimulus computer is present to pilot experiments. The mock control room can also be used if all testing rooms are occupied.

Meeting room

It is possible to book our meeting room. The meeting rooming is equipped with a large LCD screen, which may be connected to your device via USB.

Offices

You are welcome to join us in our offices with your laptop or paperwork. We can provide you with a desk, fast ethernet connection, kitchen, lounge and terrace. Desks are free to use on a first-come first-serve basis.

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