3 Tesla Whole-Body MR Scanners

The Center for Systems Imaging Core (CSIC) at the Emory University School of Medicine currently houses two research-dedicated 3 T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MR scanners. Both are fully equipped with the Sonata gradient set and the Total Imaging Matrix (TIM) suite. Multiple RF coils are available for high resolution imaging and spectroscopy including 20, 32, and 64 channel phased array head and neck coils, spinal matrix coil, and flexible body coils. Physiological monitoring and gating systems, stimulus presentation, and behavioral data recording are available on both scanners.


NMR Spectrometers

The Emory NMR Research Center houses 12 solution and solid-state NMR spectrometers. Ex vivo NMR studies in our laboratory utilize the Bruker AVANCE III NMR Spectrometer for solid state high resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) NMR. Image courtesy of Emory University NMR Research Center.


Computational Cluster

The CSIC manages and supports a 29-node computing and storage cluster for high performance computing and analysis on imaging data. The Linux-based disk array cluster has a 131 TB capacity, automated backup system, and Sun Grid Engine for parallel processing. Hardware is augmented with a number of software packages including Matlab, FSL, AFNI, SPM, IDL, and LCModel.


Core Facilities

The School of Medicine (SOM) and the comprehensive Winship Cancer Institute (WCI) house additional core facilities that support our research including Biostatistics, Multiplexed Immunoassay Core, and the Cancer Tissue and Pathology shared resource. Learn more about the SOM and WCI cores using the links below.