Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

3.0T Scanners – GE MR 750



The CFMRI currently houses two state-of-the-art research dedicated General Electric (GE) Discovery MR750 3.0T whole-body imaging systems for studies in humans and larger animals. The Discovery MR750 platform is equipped with:

  • 32 independent receiver channels;
  • an optically coupled radiofrequency system for improved signal-to-noise ratio
  • a high performance gradient system (50 mT/m amplitude and 200 T/m/s slew rate) with an advanced thermal management system
  • a powerful reconstruction engine capable of supporting 32-channel studies with high image throughput.

In addition to the body coil, available RF coils include a 32-channel head coil, an 8-channel head coil, a flexible surface coil, and an 8-channel torso coil. A number of RF coils have also been constructed for special purposes by Dr. Eric Wong, a member of the CFMRI faculty. Both 3T systems have capabilities for 1H, 13C and 31P spectroscopy, including a stand-alone decoupler.
Technical expertise for the operations of the 3.0T imaging systems and 7.0T small animal imaging system at the CFMRI is provided by the Core CFMRI Faculty (Drs. Liu, Wong, Buxton, Frank, Dubowitz, and Scadeng) and the members of the CFMRI Technical Staff.