The MRTs are to be dedicated to the renowned research project Brains Unlimited, whose objective is to further investigate how the human brain functions. Siemens delivers one of the worldwide most powerful MRT systems with a magnetic field strength of 9.4 Tesla*, as well as two systems with three and seven* Tesla, respectively.
Currently, Siemens is the only company capable of supplying a 9.4 Tesla* MRT system for human research. Its magnetic field is nearly 200,000 times stronger than that of the earth and it is significantly more powerful than the 1.5 Tesla of standard MRT devices for clinical routine. The ultra-high-field system helps research scientists to detect much more details from inside the human body and identify brain structures and functions that exist on a microscopic scale.
Using these research studies, scientists hope to obtain greater insight into the causes of serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and into the growth of tumors. In addition, the causes of behavioral changes, disorders such as difficulties in reading and writing (dyslexia), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD-ADD) will be investigated. Among further research projects, the university plans to use the systems to investigate how the structure of musicians’ ears differs from that of other people.
The order was one of the largest of this type in the history of Siemens Healthcare in the Netherlands and includes the construction of a special building to accommodate the three MRT systems. The Brains Unlimited project is an initiative from the M-BIC (Maastricht Brain Imaging Center). The M-BIC is part of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience and works closely together with brain scientists at Maastricht University Medical Center. Brains Unlimited is funded by the European Union, the Province of Limburg, and the Municipality of Maastricht. * CAUTION – Investigational Device. Limited by Federal law to investigational use.
Dr. Norbert Aschenbrenner | Siemens InnovationNews
Novel PET tracer identifies most bacterial infections
06.10.2017 | Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Teleoperating robots with virtual reality
05.10.2017 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL
University of Maryland researchers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event
On August 17, 2017, at 12:41:04 UTC, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars--the dense, collapsed cores that remain...
Seven new papers describe the first-ever detection of light from a gravitational wave source. The event, caused by two neutron stars colliding and merging together, was dubbed GW170817 because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on 2017 August 17. Around the world, hundreds of excited astronomers mobilized quickly and were able to observe the event using numerous telescopes, providing a wealth of new data.
Previous detections of gravitational waves have all involved the merger of two black holes, a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month....
Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).
When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...
Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.
How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.
It was one of the breakthroughs of the year 2010: Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen resulted in a value for the proton charge radius that was significantly...
17.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
20.10.2017 | Information Technology
20.10.2017 | Materials Sciences
20.10.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research