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General Information

Due to the joint efforts of the Departments of Radiology and Psychology, and support from the University, the Cognitive Imaging Research Center (CIRC) was created to expand human imaging science research and to promote the use of modern imaging methods in basic science and clinical investigations of the brain at Michigan State University.

The core facility of CIRC was a state-of-the-art GE 3T Signa® HDx MR scanner (GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) equipped with the latest hardware and software available to this platform. This scanner, supported by and located at the Department of Radiology, was dedicated to research. A wide range of human and animal imaging studies have been carried out using this equipment.

The physics and other technical aspects of the operation have been supported by the "Support Team" on-site.

After 18 years of service, the GE 3T research scanner has recently been retired. Neuroimaging research is migrating to a new Siemens 3T Vida scanner with a 64-channel head coil at the MSU Health Care at McLaren Greater Lansing Outpatient Imaging Center.