MRI imaging facilities at the Department of Neuroimaging
For research studies, the CNS houses dedicated GE MRI scanners (one Signa HDx TwinSpeed 1.5T, one GE Signa HDx TwinSpeed 3T, and one Discovery MR750 3T) and operates an additional Discovery MR750 3T scanner in the newly opened NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (CRF). All this equipment is also made available for clinical and advanced clinical scanning. The scanners are all capable of functional, spectroscopic, anatomical and pathological mapping techniques.
Preclinical MRI is performed on a 9.4T Bruker scanner, fully equipped for experimental studies, with adjoining dedicated ancillary services. The scanner has all the capabilities of the CNS scanners but significantly higher spatial resolution is possible.
The Department of Neuroimaging also runs an EEG laboratory, re-launched in 2010, with the aim of facilitating the integration and standardisation of research-led EEG at the Institute of Psychiatry and within King's College London.
Within the department, MR imaging and physics development, expertise and support is provided by Professor Gareth Barker and his team, while Professors Mick Brammer and Federico Turkheimer and their group are involved with developing new image analysis methods.