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UR CABIN is a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility for conducting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research.

Photo from the UR CABIN control room

Cutting edge MRI systems:

  • Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T whole-body scanner for human studies.
  • Bruker 9.4T small bore animal scanner with PET insert for small animal imaging (coming spring 2023).

Photo of the UR CABIN mock scannerA mock scanner is also available to train research subjects. The setup mirrors that of the Prisma as closely as possible, with an audio-visual presentation system and a surround sound system that reproduces scanner noises.

Our technical staff is available for consultation on all aspects of MRI research design, implementation, and analysis. This includes optimal protocol designs, pulse sequence programming, coil design and construction, design, operation of stimulus presentation and behavioral recording equipment, data processing and analysis, and IT support.

We provide high-performance computing facilities to support MRI data storage and analysis. A disk system located at the University data center that backs up to another off-site data center is also available to users. The UR CABIN computer network is kept secure through a variety of means including a perimeter and department firewalls.

A number of assessment rooms are available for behavioral and cognitive testing.