A GIFT FOR THE COMMUNITY
The Human Neuroscience Platform at Campus Biotech in Geneva is strengthening and expanding the panel of tools available to the whole scientific and clinical community with the arrival this year of a Siemens Healthineers MAGNETOM Terra 7T MRI scanner: https://hnp.fcbg.ch/project/7t-mri/
The 7T MRI finally arrived in Geneva on June 21, 2022.
In this video, Roberto Martuzzi, manager of the Human Neuroscience Platform MRI facility, Tobias Kober, head of Siemens Healthineers Innovation Switzerland and Pina Marziliano, director of the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging, share how this arrival was made possible and how it will benefit the whole community.
Watch the full video here:
A technical challenge
Installing a 7T MRI is a true engineering challenge, as the system presents major constraints in terms of space, weight, cooling demands, or energy. The installation of the Siemens Healthineers MAGNETOM Terra tooks months of preparation. On June 21, the MRI scanner was finally delivered on site by the teams of Siemens Healthineers and positionned in the nest built inside the MRI facility of the Human Neuroscience Platform at Campus Biotech.
Who will benefit from this arrival?
The Siemens Healthineers MAGNETOM Terra is a new-generation Ultra-High-Field scanner which will significantly change the scientific landscape in the the lemanic area. Its arrival also reinforces the scientific partnership between the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging and Siemens. It is expected that the whole scientific community – researchers, neuroscientists but also clinicians from the Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) – will benefit from the new research developed at 7 Tesla. This arrival, coupled with the strong drive towards translational development shared between the different partners of the project, will utimately benefit the whole population.
A 7 TESLA SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS MAGNETOM TERRA ON CAMPUS IN 2022
It is now official and underway. The Human Neuroscience Platform (HNP) at Campus Biotech is acquiring and installing a Ultra-High-Field (UHF) 7 Tesla MRI scanner in summer 2022.
This ambitious project is the result of an exciting collaboration between the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva (FCBG).