This application seeks funding to upgrade our 3 Tesla whole body research MRI scanner which is currently fully utilized by projects relying on in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy at Emory University. The 3 Tesla scanner targeted for the requested upgrade is a 10-year-old Siemens Trio and is no longer state-of-the-art, particularly in terms of its multichannel receiving capability and associated RF coil. The upgrade is critically needed for us to provide the state-of-the-art in vivo imaging and spectroscopy capabilities, particularly for achieving the best data acquisition speed and data quality. In addition, the upgrade will provide us with latest sequences and software tools available from the vendor to maximize the usage of the scanner. Overall, the upgrade will significantly enhance Emory's federally funded research projects currently conducted on the scanner by 7 major users and a dozen minor users.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
Type
Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grants (S10)
Project #
1S10OD016413-01
Application #
8447828
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-SBIB-X (31))
Program Officer
Levy, Abraham
Project Start
2013-07-11
Project End
2014-07-10
Budget Start
2013-07-11
Budget End
2014-07-10
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$494,952
Indirect Cost
Name
Emory University
Department
Biomedical Engineering
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
066469933
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30322