3T PET-MR scanner

Our 3T GE Signa PET-MR scanner, situated in the University MRI unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, has a max gradient of 44mT/m, max slew rate of 200mT/m/s, and a 60cm bore.

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The following video provides an overview of the PET facilities, and the steps involved in setting-up a research study involving PET on the PET-MR system.

Step-by-step guide to planning a research study involving Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Authored by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Nuclear Medicine team.

We run four whole body MRI scanners across the two clinical research sites in Sheffield. All systems are located in a setting that is clinically covered for patient based imaging research.


University of Sheffield MRI unit research study flow chart
Flow chart describing the process of starting a research study at the University MRI unit

All scanners have full multi-nuclear transmit-receive capability and 32 RF receive channels. Systems are equipped with RF coils for 1H, 129Xe, 31P, 3He, 19F, 13C and 23Na.

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