To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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NeuroSpin clinical platform
Leader: Alexandre Vignaud(contact : firstname.lastname@example.org)
In 2008, NeuroSpin’s 7T MRI L’IRM has been the first scanner of its kind installed in France (Figure 3). The magnet passive shielding is made of third hundred tons of steel set around the system (Figure 4). It has been manufactured by Siemens Healthcare and runs under SyngoMR VB17 user interface.
The scanner includes two distinct radiofrequency (RF) transmission chains. One single channel RF transmitter capable to emit up to 8kW. For this mode, we have got a transceiver Circular Polarized (CP) In Vivo Corporation birdcage coil, and a Nova Medical one including a birdcage for transmission purposes and 32 channel coil array for reception (Figure 5). We own two copies to deal with potential unexpected events. A second transmission multi-channel transmission system allows to emit on 8 separate channels. To ensure a secure Specific Absorption Rate management for volunteer experiments, the system is equipped with the latest Step 2 SAR supervision system. In this mode we use RF home-mode coils and one Rapid Biomedical transceiver coil (Figure 6).
Figure 5: Nova Medical single transmission channel in transmission and 32 channel coil array in reception
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