First Images on the Connectom 3T Scanner Obtained

10-08-2011

The MGH-UCLA HCP team obtained our first human diffusion scans on October 6th from the Connectom 3T scanner.  After struggling with but overcoming some technical issues, these first images looked clean and will be analyzed with results available soon.  SNR comparisons were made up to 90mT/m, near the magneto-phosphene  threshold.   Q-ball comparison data were also obtained.  Soon long and short DSI scanning will take place as well.   Additionally, the team is testing its 64ch array and 32ch array coils in hopes that they will be better (than the Siemens 32) and we can switch to them for subsequent data collection.