October 31, 2001

Magnet Drop at UCSD School of Medicine fMRI FacilityfMRI rendering

Magnet dropA 16-ton human brain imaging magnet, called a functional magnetic resonance
imaging device, is raised by a 184-ton crane, then lowered through the roof of the new UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Center includes four imaging devices: two for human studies, one for non-human primate studies, and a fourth for research with mice and rats.

 

Buxton

 

Richard Buxton, Ph.D., director of the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, tells the news media about the new center, where research activities will begin in early February. The 6500-square-foot Center is one of the largest brain imaging research facilities in the United States and will be available for use by researchers throughout the region.

For more information on the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

http://health.ucsd.edu/news/2001/05_02_fMRI.html

UCSD Health Sciences Communications HealthBeat: http://health.ucsd.edu/news/