Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio-frequencies to obtain very detailed cross-sectional images inside the body. There are many clinical applications of MRI, however there are also a great deal of research uses for MRI, especially with regards to brain function and structure; these include furthering our understanding of perceptual and cognitive processes as well as furthering knowledge on the tissues and structure of the brain.
At BPsyC we have the latest Siemens Tim Trio 3T magnet. This permits researchers to obtain high quality images with stunning resolution. We have available both 12 channel and 32 channel head coils, a neck coil and a range of body coils for brain and spinal imaging.
The MRI system at BPsyC has been established with the full range of peripheral technologies and stimuli presentation devices available. This includes:
- – an MRI compatible 132 channel EEG setup from Neuroscan
- – an MRI compatible eye tracking setup from Eyelink
- – range of button boxes and a track ball to allow the collection of motor responses
- – high quality LCD screen to allow the presentation of visual stimuli
- – headphones to allow the presentation of auditory stimuli
- – dedicated on site PC with Presentation and E-Prime software licences