Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping

Western University (The University of Western Ontario), London, Ontario
What the facility does

High field and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of humans and preclinical models of disease.

Areas of expertise

The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping has the only collection of high and ultra-high field MRI scanners in Canada. We are staffed by a dedicated group of physicists, engineers, animal technicians, MRI technologists and research coordinators addressing basic and clinical neuroscience, and musculoskeletal health research.

Research services

MRI scanning of patients, healthy controls, non-human primates, small to medium sized animals such as dogs, cats, rodents as well as birds; MRI services for pharma sponsored clinical trials.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Specialized lab



CFMM 3T Suite

Siemens 3T Prisma Fit MRI Scanner

Whole body 64 receive channel MRI system with full neurological, cardiac and musculoskeletal application suites.

CFMM 7T Suite

Siemens 7T Plus MRI Scanner

Neuro-specialized 8-transmit channel, 32-receive channel MRI system for neuroimaging.

CFMM 9.4T Suite

Bruker AVANCE NEO; PV360 MRS/MRI Console

31 cm bore 4-ransmit channel, 16-receive channel MRI system for imaging preclinical models of disease.


Agilent network analyzers

Full service radio frequency engineering lab aimed primarily at MRI RF coil design and construction, but available for general EM work.


Signal generators






Noise figure meter



Impedance meter



Dielectric measurement device



SolidWorks 2022



CST microwave studio



Exxact GPU-based supercomputer


  • Boston Scientific CRM
  • Profound Medical Inc. (PMI)
  • Trudell Medical
  • Siemens
  • Bruker
  • Agilent
  • Merck-Frosst
  • Merck-Sereno
  • XLR Imaging
  • Ceresensa
  • Neuronitek
  • Northern Digital Inc. (NDI)
  • Neoptix
  • ExtraOrtho
  • MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA)
  • McGill University
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Alberta
  • Queen’s University
  • The University of Toronto
  • Rotman Research Institute
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • McMaster University
  • Oxford University
  • RIKEN (Japan)
  • MIT
  • The University of Florida



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