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    7T scanner has arrived.

    MRRF staff with new 7T scanner. Learn more.

    7T Coming Soon!

    The GE MR950 7T scanner is on schedule to be delivered to The University of Iowa on Thursday, June 5. If you take a look here on Thursday, you may be able to see it as it arrives and is put in place!

    The linked construction camera updates every 15 minutes.


    ISMRM 2014 Award Winners

    Congratulations to Sajan Goud Lingala, Casey Johnson, and Merry Mani on receiving Magna Cum Laude awards at the 2014 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Milan, Italy. The winning presentations were

    • Towards 3D Dynamic MRI of the Lung Using Blind Compressed Sensing (Sajan Goud Lingala, Yasir Baqqal, John Newell, Dingxin Wang, Jessica C. Sieren, Daniel Thedens, and Mathews Jacob)

    • Quantitative T1rho Mapping of Bipolar Disorder: Basal Differences in Euthymia (Casey P. Johnson, Robin L. Follmer, Ipek Oguz, Lois A. Warren, Gary E. Christensen, Jess G. Fiedorowicz, Vincent A. Magnotta, and John A. Wemmie)

    • Fast Motion-Compensated ODF Reconstruction from Under-Sampled Multi-Channel Multi-Shot Non-Cartesian Diffusion Imaging Data at High Angular and Spatial Resolution (Merry Mani, Mathews Jacob, Vincent Magnotta, and Jianhui Zhong)


    Research MRI Participates in Radiology Blood Drive

    What do our technologists do when they're not scanning? They give from the heart (and the rest of the cardiovascular system)! Marla and Autumn donate at the Radiology Blood Drive on May 15.

        Radiology Blood Drive


    G.E. Healthcare partners with Tesla on 7T MRI research scanners

    G.E. Healthcare, Buckinghamshire, U.K., announced a partnership with West Sussex, U.K.-based Tesla Engineering Ltd. on the development of a new 7T whole-body MRI scanner.

    The partnership will build on GE’s 10-year history of producing 7T MRI scanners, currently deployed in the U.S., Italy and Japan for medical and scientific research, primarily in morphological and functional imaging of the brain. In the U.S., G.E. has three 7T scanners installed, one each at Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

     Read the full story here.

    7T Magnet

    7T Magnet scanner has shipped and should arrive in Iowa on the 4th of June







    Department of Psychology Colloquium, April 25

    ABSTRACT: Infancy and early childhood coincide with one of the most dynamic periods of brain development, plasticity, and learning. A key developmental process throughout this period is myelination, the establishment of the myelinated white matter, which facilitates rapid communication across the brain's eloquent networks and systems. Abnormalities in white matter development, leading to altered brain connectivity, are hypothesised to play an important role in many developmental, behavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism, ADHD, and others. Unfortunately, little is known about the patterns of brain growth and white matter myelination throughout early childhood; how these patterns relate to functional maturation; or how they may be involved in various disorders. In this talk, we will describe an MR imaging method for specifically investigating myelination, and detail results from an ongoing longitudinal study of early brain development in healthy, typically developing infants and toddlers. Specifically, we will demonstrate the normative patterns of white matter myelination, detail associations between myelination and functional connectivity (derived using resting-state fMRI), as well as correlations between myelination and behavioral and cognitive maturation.

     7T Magnet

    7T on schedule to be shipped on April 28.







     GE 7T Lecture Series, March 6, 2014

    Michael Zeineh, MD., PhD., Stanford University Medical Center

    • Title: IIBI Bench to Bedside: Ultra-High Resolution Imaging of the Hippocampus at 7T
    • Time: Thursday, March 6, 12:00-1:00pm
    • Where: Braley Auditorium, 01136 PFP
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    MRRF in the Gazette

    New 7T Scanner In News 


    Previous Events

    ICTS 7T MRI Symposium, September 12, 2013

    Keynote Speaker: Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
    Symposium Information  

    Symposium Schedule

    • CTS Novel Phenotyping Core, presented by Dr. Stanford and Dr. Andreasen, 8:15-8:30
    • Structural Brain Imaging, presented by Dr. Nopoulos, 8:30-9:00
    • Functional Brain Imaging, presented by Dr. Spencer, 9:00-9:30
    • Musculoskeletal imaging, presented by Dr. Pedersen, 9:30-10:00
    • Iowa 7T Scanner and Capabilities, presented by Dr. Magnotta, 10:00-10:30
    • Coffee Break, 10:30-11:00
    • High Field Imaging: Expanded Opportunities, presented by Dr. Ugurbil, 11:00-12:00
    • Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Ugurbil and Speakers, 12:00-1:00

    CMRR Ultra-High Field MR Workshop hosted by the University of Minnesota,October 11 - 13, 2013

    Workshop information 

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