7 Tesla MRI Scanner Installed

A 7 Tesla Whole Body Scanner, one of only about 20 in the entire United States, was installed in the basement of the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building and will be used by researchers to measure function and structures of the brain.  It was purchased with the help of an 8 million dollar grant awarded to the UI from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health.  For more information, please visit