BC Children’s Hospital MRI Research Facility

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Pediatric research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Areas of expertise

Our state-of-the-art, child-friendly research facility features a GE Discovery MR750 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner, multinuclear spectroscopy, a neonatal transport system, an MRI simulator, an integrated EEG system and a neuroinformatics lab. This is an excellent platform for performing multi-modality brain, behaviour and developmental research studies on neonates and children.

Research services
  • High resolution MRI morphometry
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI/DWI)
  • MR angiography and venography
  • MR spectroscopy (proton/sodium and phosphorous)
  • Functional MRI (BOLD/ASL)
  • Image analysis (neonatal and pediatric applications)
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Algorithms for processing and analysis of imaging data
  • De-noising
  • Enhancement
  • Restoration
  • Clustering
  • Segmentation
  • Tracking
  • Matching
  • Fusion
  • Kinetic modeling
Sectors of application
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Specialized labEquipment
Imaging FacilityMRI 3T system
 MRI neonatal transport incubator
 Neonatal transport MRI ventilator
 MRI monitor
 MRI coils: 32 channel head coil, head neck spine 16 channel coil, knee coil array 8 channel, flex coil 16 channel, cardiac coil, quadrature head coil, neonatal head coil, torso array 32 channel
 Nordic NeuroLab Visual System
 Eye-tracking camera
 256 channel EEG system
 MRI simulator
Neuroinformatics LabHigh performance workstations including GPU - with 155 TB online server/storage, and image PAC system accessible on 10GB network
  • GE (General Electric) Healthcare Canada
  • Sree Medical Systems
  • Thornhill Research Inc. (Respiract)
Opening of state-of-the-art imaging facility 3-Tesla scanner.https://theprospectornews.com/mining-for-miracles-research-facility-opens-at-childrens-hospital/
BC Children’s Hospital MRI Research Facility.http://www.bcchr/3tmri

New facility brings brain development into sharper focus.