3T MRI Facility
SLEIC Director of Human Imaging
University Park, PA 16802
The 3T MRI facility houses a Siemens Magnetom Trio 3T whole body MRI scanner with a full set of head, body, knee, ankle, spine, and breast imaging coils. The Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research (CNMRR), our sister center at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, has an identical 3T magnet. These magnets were acquired to facilitate cooperative research across the two campuses. Quality assurance scans are performed regularly for all research and clinical protocols to ensure the integrity of the data.
The facility consists of a 1,000 sq-ft imaging suite including a magnet room, control room, waiting room, and simulator room; a 200 sq-ft, waiting room and interview room; a 300 sq-ft suite containing an office, conference room, and server room; and a greeting room with an integrated intercom communication system.
The facility also has a full scale MRI mock/simulator as well as MRI-compatible stimulus presentation and response equipment available for fMRI research.