KEY FEATURES OF BCCH MRI RESEARCH FACILITY'S STATE OF THE ART CHILD FRIENDLY FACILITIES

The BC Children's Hospital MRI Research Facility is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric brain mapping and imaging sciences research.

 

A core facility of the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, the child-friendly environment of the BCCH MRI Research Facility is ideally situated to optimize opportunities for widespread research collaborations with the highly skilled staff found at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.

 

The BCCH MRI Research Facility houses a 3T GE Discovery MR750 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner for functional MRI, structural MRI and spectroscopy.

 

The BCCH MRI Research Facility also features a child-friendly MRI simulator, which replicates the MRI environment and allows research subjects/patients to experience a simulated MRI scan prior to undergoing their research scan.

 

Other equipment includes:

  • Response Systems

    • Nordic Neurolab Response System

    • FORP response system

  • Visual Presentation Systems

    • NNL Goggles

    • Projector

  • Audio Presentation Systems

    • MR Avotac Audio system

    • MRI Confon Audio system

  • Various MR coils, including head, hip, and body coils

  • Infant Scanning Technologies

    • MR Compatible Incubator

  • Simultaneous Scanning Technologies

    • Dense array simultaneous EEG-fMRI

    • Simultaneous fNIRS-fMRI

MRI Compatible Neonatal Transport Incubator with head coil for young infants

MRI simulator: an excellent platform for performing research studies on babies, children and young adults

3T GE Discovery MR750 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner for functional MRI, structural MRI and spectroscopy