MR Instruments

The AIRC is home to five research dedicated MR Instruments, four of which are located in the Biomedical Research Building on Marquam Hill. These sophisticated machines support novel research investigating normal physiology, brain development and aging, and disease pathophysiology with high-performance non-invasive imaging capabilities that span from mice to monkeys to man.


Siemens 3 Tesla Prisma

The Siemens 3T Prisma instrument, installed in August 2016, represents a significant upgrade to the AIRC 3T Tim Trio instrument installed in 2006.   The gradient set has a Gmax of 80 mT/m and utilizes a force balanced design, which provides a quieter scanning environment. See more details here.




Siemens 3 Tesla Prisma (at ONPRC)

ONPRC 3T Prisma Scanner

The Siemens 3T Prisma instrument is located on the campus of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC; 10 miles west of OHSU's main Marquam Hill campus) in a dedicated 2500 ft2 building that includes animal preparation areas and offices.  See more details here.




Siemens Magnetom 7 Tesla

The Siemens MAGNETOM 7T instrument is located in the Biomedical Research Building. The RF transmitter unit contains two independent digital RF transmitter channels, each capable of producing pulses with fully digital 1 MHz bandwidth, 32 bit frequency resolution, ≥16 bit phase resolution, and 50 ns time resolution. See more details here.




Bruker 11.75 Tesla

The Bruker 11.75T instrument is located in the Biomedical Research Building.  The 11.75 Tesla (T) horizontal magnet has a clear bore diameter of 31 cm and the ID of the large gradient set is 20 cm.  Higher gradient strengths and faster slew rates are available from a gradient insert that has an 9 cm ID. See more details here.





For information regarding AIRC equipment and facilities, see Resources