February 19, 2009 - Varian Inc. said today the Robarts Research Institute has installed a Varian 7T magnet and MRI console as part of its Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping.
This imaging centre also houses a Varian 31 cm 9.4T horizontal system as well as a 3T whole-body MR imaging system. These scanners are used for in-vivo studies of brain structure and function. This includes the assessment of brain metabolism, physiology, cognitive function and vascular dynamics, both in normal and research patient populations, using a variety of advanced nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques.
Robarts Research Institute is a non-profit medical research facility in London, Ontario, Canada with a staff of more than 600 people. Robarts scientists include physicians and physicists, biologists and biomedical engineers, and the range of diseases they study include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and many forms of cancer.
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