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2024: continous upgrade information

This site is to keep users up to date with the 2024 system upgrade. We will publish general information here, but you can always contact us for specific questions and discussions.


Preliminary time period for facility closure . This will be revised as we come closer to summer and get more clarity on the schedule. 

  • Installation period: 29 July - 5 August 
  • Handover of system: 14-16 August 
  • Testing period: 17 August - 1 October 2024 (subject t change)

Contents of upgrade 

As a user, you will mainly see the new options in the software. The software will be analogue to release R5.9 on Philips clinical MR scanners. In the technical room, the RF-cabinets will be replaced. The magnet itself, gradients and shimming are not affected. Important new functionalities are: 

  • Compressed SENSE acceleration (CSENSE)
  • MultiBand acceleration factor >2
  • Diffusion multishell
  • EPIC distortion correction for EPI
  • Recon 2.0 reconstruction engine
  • SmartSpeed, AI denoising
  • The physiology sensors will be wireless. 
  • There will only be one console, and there is no need for time consuming switching between MTX8 and Classic systems anymore. Patching will become a bit simpler.
Overview of upgrade possibiliies

Your project 

For ongoing and upcoming projects, we will contact you to discuss how to translate your project to the new software. We can either make your sequences as close as possible to what you are running now, or we can optimize them with the new options, for example accelerate them with CSENSE and add distortion corrections. 

IF you want to finish your data collection before the upgrade, please plan you examinations as soon as possible, 7t [dot] sus [at] skane [dot] se (7t[dot]sus[at]skane[dot]se) 

To make the planning easier for us: PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM: 



The upgrade is made possible by generous funding from: 

  • The Crafoord foundation
  • IngaBritt och Arne Lundbergs Forskningsstiftelse
  • Region Skåne
  • Lund University Central funding for infrastructure

Questions? Contact us!

karin [dot] markenroth [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (karin[dot]markenroth[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)