New MR system at Yale

Yale will receive a $2 million High-End Instrumentation (HEI) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to buy a 7-Tesla human magnetic resonance (MR) system that will facilitate ultra-high resolution studies of diabetes, epilepsy, psychiatric disease and learning disorders. The NCRR makes one-time awards to support the purchase of sophisticated instruments costing more than $750,000 to advance biomedical research and increase knowledge of the underlying causes of human disease. Douglas L. Rothman, Ph.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and biomedical engineering, will oversee the MR system, a shared resource for several investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health. Yale has recruited two new faculty members to develop new methods of biochemical image-guided neurosurgery using the system.

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