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Utah MR Research Center (UMRC)

Who We Are

The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) in the Imaging and Neurosciences Center (INC) provides a wide range of assets for those needing access to high-end imaging technology or for those wishing to develop novel imaging techniques and technology to meet their specific needs. Pre-clinical and clinical imaging projects can be accommodated.

UCAIR incorporates a magnetic resonance imaging coil research laboratory with the ability to design, construct, and develop novel MR gradient and receive coils for specific MR imaging needs (namely to image specific anatomical features or physiological processes). Please contact Dr. Rock Hadley, 801-581-7027, for further information.

UCAIR faculty are open to collaborative projects involving MRI, PET, XCT, SPECT, high-intensity ultrasound and image-guided therapy. Learn more about our projects and the range of expertise available by browsing our research labs listed on the menu above. 

MRI Facilities

The Utah MR Research Center (UMRC) provides physics and technical support for MRI users as well as safety training for all individuals associated with research projects.

Scientists and researchers can schedule time on the MRI scanners below at a rate of $500 per hour. Note that there is a cancelation fee for 24 hours or less notification. Please see our Current Rate Letter for more details.

    Prisma MRI

    A high-performance 3 Tesla MRI scanner for human and large animal research. 

    Configuration:

    • Maximum gradient strength - 80mT/m
    • Maximum gradient slew rate - 200T/m/s
    • Bore diameter- 60cm
    • 64 Receive channels
    • Dual-channel RF transmitter

    Software Version: VE11C (upgraded 30-Jan-17)

    Vida MRI

    A wide-bore, high-performance 3 Tesla MRI scanner for human and large animal research.

    Unique features:

    • BioMatrix sensors and software that automatically detect and provide synchronization signals for respiration and cardiac motion. 
    • 4D flow imaging.

    Configuration:

    • Maximum gradient strength - 60mT/m
    • Maximum gradient slew rate - 200T/m/s
    • Bore size - 70cm
    • 64 receive channels
    • Dual-channel RF transmitter

    Software Version: XA20A (upgraded 22-May-20)  

    Trio MRI

    A fully equipped 3 Tesla MRI scanner for advanced brain and body imaging. 

    Configuration:

    • Maximum gradient strength - 45mT/m
    • Maximum gradient slew rate - 200T/m/s
    • Bore size - 60cm
    • 32 receive channels
    • Dual-channel RF transmitter

    Software Version: VB17A (upgraded 1-Aug-17)  

    Neck coils

    In addition to the vendor-provided receive coils (head/neck coil, Flex coil, etc.), the UCAIR Coil Lab provides custom-made coils dedicated to research, especially for neurovascular imaging and MRI-guided focused ultrasound.

    MRI phantoms

    System phantom for T1, T2, Proton Density qMRI standardization

    Contact Us

    Need to schedule research time on an MRI at the University of Utah?

     

     

     

    Imaging and Neurosciences (INC) Building
    729 Arapeen Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1217