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Scanner configuration

  • 7T Philips Achieva, actively shielded
  • Gradient system (max G [mT/m] / slew rate [mT/m/s]), 40/200 or 60/100)
  • RF system:
    • 32 receive channels
    • 2 or 8 transmit channels ("classic" and "multix8")
    • localised or global B1 shimming at multix8 system
  • B0 Shimming
    • 1st, 2nd or 3rd order shimming
    • vendor algorithms or image based shimming 

Software releases

  • 7T R5C
  • Patches:
    • A common patch with bugfixes and method improvements of general interest. Standard for all projects.
    • To program your own patches, you first need a research agreement and have taken a Philips pulse programming course. The needed software is distributed by Philips Clinical Scientist Mads Andersen.


Classic (2 channel transmit)

  • 32 ch Nova head coil
  • 28 ch QED knee coil
  • 16 ch RAPID wrist coil
  • 23Na / 1H RAPID head coil
  • 13C / 1H RAPID head coil
  • 31P / 1H RAPID head coil
  • 23Na / 1H RAPID flex surface coil
  • 13C / 1H RAPID rigid surface coil
  • 31P / 1H RAPID rigid surface coil
  • 16 ch RAPID breast coil 

Multix 8 (8 channels transmit)

  • 32 ch Nova head coil
  • 32 ch body array 

fMRI equipment

  • LCD screen for visual presentation (specs)
  • Projector and screen for visual presentation (specs)
  • Response boxes (four buttons for each hand) 
  • Auditory stimuli earplugs (Sensimetrics S15 and Aavotec)
  • Eyetracker Eyelink
  • Paradigm softwares: ePrime, psychoPy, Presentation
  • Contact Peter Mannfolk for detailed information


  • Dielectric pads for B1 homogenization 
  • Power injector
  • Patient monitoring
  • Ventilator (Maquet)
  • ECG triggering
  • Peripheral pulse unit triggering
  • Respiratory triggering (belt or navigator)