GE Healthcare and University of Iowa Health Care will collaborate on ultra-high field MRI to study brain disorders.
University researchers will use Waukesha, Wis.-based GE Healthcare’s 7.0T MRI investigational device to support research on functional brain mapping, high resolution anatomical imaging of the brain, spectroscopy of the brain, evaluation of tumor response to treatment and cardiovascular imaging.
The purchase of the GE equipment for research use will be funded with a National Institutes of Health (NIH) high-end instrumentation grant awarded to Vincent Magnotta, PhD, in the department of radiology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
The GE 7.0T MRI scanner will be housed in the university’s new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Institute, currently under construction. It will support the research efforts of 33 funded NIH investigators from five colleges with more than 40 NIH grants.