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Philips 7T Achieva


The new site of the Spinoza Centre will feature a whole-body 7T MRI scanner. 7T is rapidly establishing itself as a tool for studying the brain in unprecedented detail. The high signal-to-noise ratio available at 7T benefits a wide range of MR data acquisition protocols and can be employed to, among other things,

  • measure activity in the brain at the level of cortical columns or layers
  • visualize brain (sub)structures too small to see at lower field strengths
  • reliably quantify low-concentration neurometabolites
  • realize significant reductions in scanning times
The 7T will be equipped for stimulus presentation and behavioural recordings similar to the 3T. In addition, the scanner will feature an eight-channel multi-transmit system for obtaining homogenous signal across the brain.

Cases which used 7T MRI

Dr. Wietske van der Zwaag
Recent applications of 7T in the study of human brain function and structure
Dr. Tomas Knapen
The Visual System: Retinotopic Maps and Population Receptive Fields
Dr. Wietske van der Zwaag
Visualizing the cerebellum