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3T Diagnostic MR Scanner

A high-field (3 T) whole-body magnet is located within the Centre. Initially the system was only capable of head imaging. The installation of a body coil in 2003 allowed investigation of diseases throughout the body. This system was manufactured by General Electric Healthcare of Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.

The 3 T Diagnostic MR scanner is currently used for studies spanning a range of applications from brain imaging, to vascular, body and musculoskeletal studies. The Centre is situated near the Emergency Room at The Foothills Medical Centre allowing world-leading MR imaging of acute conditions, such as acute ischemic stroke.

A new, advanced 3 T scanner - a General Electric Discovery 750 - became operational in April 2011.

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