The new ultrahigh field MRI scanner, called the “7T”, has arrived. The 17 tonne magnet lies at the heart of a world leading centre for brain imaging. The innovative Terra MRI system from Siemens will transform the ability to see in detail inside the working human brain, its structure, its function, its chemistry and the ‘neural code’ which brain cells use to think, perceive, move and remember. The new scanner represents a key partnership between the University of Cambridge and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. It will support Cambridge-wide research into the workings of the healthy brain and its disorders, including dementia and mental health, when it becomes fully operational in October 2016.
The ‘7T’ is delivered