About Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center

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The Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center activities center on multimodal imaging and electrophysiology of infants and children during typical development and in the setting of developmental disorders. To achieve the related goals, the Radiology Research Division houses the following advanced MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG) hardware dedicated to research:

  • Two 3T Prisma MRI("MR4,5"; Siemens)
    • Equipped with connectome gradients (80mT/m; 200mT/m/ms) and 20-, 32-, and 64-channel radiofrequency head coils as well as 16-channel neonatal head coil, functional MRI and multinuclear capabilities.
  • A master research agreement with Siemens allows for close collaboration with developers of Work-in-Progress and C2P pulse sequences.
  • Both systems are in immediate proximity and capitalize on shared waiting and infant-preparation environments.
  • Waiting room
  • Infant night-time preparation room
  • Pediatric Mock Scanner located adjacent to the MR4/MR5 suite
  • Two MEG (CTF, British Columbia)
    • 275 channel biomagnetometer equipped with 64 (CTF1) and 128-channel (CTF2) EEG system for simultaneous MEG and EEG
  • Artemis 123 (Tristan Technologies, San Diego, CA) dedicated infant MEG
    • Custom-designed 123-channel infant MEG system with a helmet sized appropriately for infants and young children 0-36 months and equipped with 64-channel EEG
  • Set of eight pre-wired 60-channel EEG capsof varying size from infants to adults.
  • A full array of stimulus presentationand response recording systems
    • MEG-compatible driving simulator
    • Fiber-optic responsebuttons for MRI and MEG
    • Auditory, visual, somatosensory and gustatory delivery systems
    • Eprime, Presentation,and PsychoPy presentation software