Instrumentation

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  • Magnetom 7T, Type 900 PS (Siemens)
  • 8 channel Parallel Transmit System TXA step 2.3 (Siemens)
  • 8 channel RF shimming and SAR monitoring with optional 1 channel X-nuclei monitoring, (inhouse development)
  • 16 channel RF mode shimming and SAR monitoring (inhouse development)
  • 32 channel RF shimming system (inhouse development)
  • gradient coil AS095DS (38 mT/m, 200 mT/m/ms)
  • motorized patient table

RF coils (all 8 channel Tx coils are pTx capable incl. VOP file)

  • Remote Body Coil 32 channel TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Head coil 32 channel Rx / 1 channel Tx (Nova Medical)
  • Head coil 8 channel Loop TxRx (Rapid Biomed)
  • Head coil 8 channel Meander Stripline TxRx (inhouse development)
  • CP Birdcage TxRx (Invivo)
  • Multi-purpose receive array 7 channel Rx (inhouse development)
  • Simple TxRx Loop coil, 10cm in diameter (Rapid Biomed)
  • Body Arrays based on Meander Striplines (inhouse development)
    • 8 channel TxRx
    • 8 channel Tx / 16 channel Rx
    • 16 channel TxRx
    • 8 channel TxRx double-tuned 1H/19F
  • Body Array with combined Meander Striplines and Loop elements 8 channel Tx / 32 channel Rx (inhouse development)
  • Knee coil CP Birdcage TxRx (Invivo)
  • Ankle coil Meander Striplines 8 channel TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Shoulder coil Meander Striplines 8 channel TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Prostate coil endorectal, 1H Rx and 31P TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Breast coil bilateral, Meander Striplines 2 x 8 channel TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Spine coil, Loops 8 channel TxRx (inhouse development)
  • Various rodent coils, mouse and rat (inhouse development)
    • CP Birdcage
    • 8 channel TxRx Meander Striplines
    • Double-tuned 1H/19F

fMRI Peripherals:

  • Video projector EIKI LC-X71
  • Audio system MR-Confon
  • Optical microphone and intercom (optoacoustics FOM-III)
  • Eye-blink camera system
  • MRI bore camera system 12 M (MRC-Systems)
  • Video recorder (Data Video, DN-500)
  • 8 key reaction system (LUMItouch)
  • Optical button interface (Current Design)
  • Joystick (Current Design)
  • MRI triggerbox
  • Brain Products hardware
    • BrainAmp 32/64 channel EEG
    • (BrainAmp Blood Pulse Sensor)
    • (BrainAmp Respiration sensor)
    • (BrainAmp ExG + ExG Aux inputbox)
    • BrainAmp Syncbox
  • Electrical stimulator
  • Gloves for movement registration

Miscellaneous MR equipment:

  • Physiological Monitoring/Triggering
    • ECG (Siemens)
    • PCG (inhouse development)
    • Video-based, contact-free pulse measurement (inhouse development)
    • Doppler-Ultrasound for cardiac triggering (cooperation with University hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf)
    • Oxigen saturation (Siemens)
    • Breathing (Siemens)
    • Skin conductivity (Biopac)
  • (Contrast agent injector 7T compatible (Bracco Empower M80101))
  • Fully equipped patient preparation facility incl. emergency kit und defibrillator

Rooms and specialized hardware:

  • Fully equipped RF lab including
    • 2 network analyser 300 kHz – 1.5 GHz(HP 8712ES, Agilent E5061A)
    • MR compatible network analyser 0.1 T - 20 T (AEA Technology, Via Echo MRI)
    • Oscilloscope 2 GHz (LeCroy)
    • Coaxial probe for analysis of dielectric properties (Agilent 85070)
    • Powermeter 50 MHz – 18 GHz (Agilent U2021XA)
  • RF exposition system consisting of
    • Computer controlled positioning stage (inhouse development)
    • EASY4 (Speag)
    • Signal generator 5 kHz – 6 GHz (Rohde-Schwarz SMT06)
    • E- and H-field probes (Speag; ES3DV2, H3DV7)
    • Optical temperature probes 2 x 4 channel (Luxtron)
  • Fully equipped precision mechanics workshop with milling-/drilling plotter (Protomat S62, LPKF)
  • Computer cluster