The MR center
The MR center is a core facility that handles the MR research capacity at the neuroradiology clinic. It is equipped with a 3 Tesla GE SIGNA Premier owned by Karolinska institutet thanks to a generous donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2010.
This page will give you updates and information about MR center: organisation, wiki, courses, events, etc.
To all people scanning at the MR Center:
The recommendations from Region Stockholm applies: stay at home if you have disease symptoms, wear face mask, avoid close contact, wash hands often with soap and . At the MR center this means:
1 – Be sure that the participants are healthy and not presenting any symptoms for COVID-19 (fever, cough, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headache, loss of smell and taste, runny nose, nasal congestion) before they enter the MR centrum. If they or a member of their family have been tested positive for COVID-19 they should not participate in any study before 15 days from the test.
2 - Face masks are mandatory for the participant as well as anybody entering MR-centrum.
3 – One participant at a time in the MR-centrum, no group of people.
4 - Clean with disinfection solution everything that had been or will be in contact with the participants (MR scanner bed, button boxes, etc.).
The next KI MR Center seminar will be given virtually (Zoom) on Wednesday 29. of March at 11.00.
The title of the talk is “Layer fMRI – A short introduction”. In this talk, Professor Peter Fransson at CNS will give an overview of layer-specific fMRI. The seminar will touch upon issues related to the anatomy and physiology of cortical layers that are of importance to MR image acquisition process at ultra-high fields (≥7 Tesla). To showcase the capabilities of layer fMRI in terms of anatomical specificity, studies of functional imaging of the primary somatomotor cortex will be discussed. I will also briefly discuss the possibility to conduct ultra-high resolution fMRI studies at Karolinska Institutet in the near future.