MRI Scanner for Clinical Imaging Research

The 3T Siemens Skyra MRI scanner for clinical imaging is jointly managed by the Department of Medical Imaging and the Office for Research and Discovery at the University of Arizona.  This instrument is also located in the MRI research building.  This state-of-the-art MRI scanner was installed at the University of Arizona in 2013. This clinical MRI scanner is only used for research, and MRI scanners that are located in our adjacent hospital are used for routine clinical diagnoses, which greatly facilitates scheduling of our research studies.  We have a master research agreement and close collaborative relationship with Siemens Healthcare USA. The clinical MRI scanner facility is equipped with waiting areas, dressing rooms, and storage lockers for participant comfort and convenience.  The MRI scanner is maintained by an on-site Siemens service engineer and currently meets & exceeds the manufacturer's specifications of performance.