MRI Scanner Spotlighted on Local TV News Station

With a recent upgrade to the 3-Tesla (3-T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, Penn State has one of the most technologically advanced scanners in the country. The upgrade gives researchers access to a clearer and more detailed picture of the human brain and its functions, as well as other bodily structures.

Local Centre County news channel WTAJ highlighted the new MRI scanner in its January 26 broadcast. Reporter Charlotte Ames interviewed Director of Human Imaging and Associate Professor of Psychology Michele Diaz and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Kristina Neely to get an overview of the advanced capabilities of the scanner. 

The upgraded Siemens Prisma Fit is a 13-ton 3-T MRI scanner located in the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC) in Chandlee Lab on the University Park campus. With special funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the upgrade provides Penn State researchers with a state-of-the-art tool to acquire high-quality images at incredibly high speeds.

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