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 labEquipmentFunction
CFMM 3T SuiteSiemens 3T Prisma Fit MRI ScannerWhole body 64 receive channel MRI system with full neurological, cardiac and musculoskeletal application suites.
CFMM 7T SuiteSiemens 7T Plus MRI ScannerNeuro-specialized 8-transmit channel, 32-receive channel MRI system for neuroimaging.
CFMM 9.4T SuiteBruker AVANCE NEO; PV360 MRS/MRI Console31 cm bore 4-ransmit channel, 16-receive channel MRI system for imaging preclinical models of disease.
CFMM RF LabAgilent network analyzersFull 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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