Human 7T MRI Flagship instrument

CAI acquired the first human images in the southern hemisphere on the Siemens Magnetom 7 Tesla whole body MRI scanner on February 14th 2014. Key technical features of the system include high-performance gradients and multi-receive and multi-transmit radiofrequency capabilities that further increase sensitivity.

The 7T will be utilised across a broad range of applications, including neuroscience, engineering, spectroscopy and theranostics. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, musculoskeletal and liver diseases are examples of clinical applications that will benefit from the high spatial resolution achievable with this instrument.

In addition to this state-of-the art equipment, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers will contribute their expertise to studies run on the 7T.


A few facts about the 7T

  • The system was delivered in November 2013
  • The 7T weighs 38 tonnes
  • 20,000 litres of liquid Helium were used to cool down the magnet to  -270o C
  • The 7T uses the latest Magnetom platform, engineered by Siemens

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