Magnetic Resonance Imaging
CoNiC hosts a state-of-art Siemens 3-Tesla MAGNETOM Prisma MRI scanner equipped with the very latest coils and sequences to acquire high resolution structural and functional data.
Also, a Siemens 0T MRI scanner is installed as mock system for educational, demonstration and simulation purpose.
CoNiC hosts a state-of-the-art 306-channel system for MEG measurements (Elekta Neuromag TRIUX) with an integrated 128-channel EEG system (Elekta), located inside a 3-layer magnetically shielded room (Vacuumschmelze GmbH), and related amplifiers and acquisition systems.
The lab is uniquely equipped with wide array of best-available equipment stimulation (visual, auditory, somatosensory, olfactory and more), measurement of and registration of responses (psychophysiology, eye tracking, behaviour and more) all handpicked, modified, installed and verified for millisecond timing in the MEG environment.
The core EEG system at CoNiC is a state-of-the-art BrainAmp MR plus 64-channel system (Brain Products GmbH) which is capable of EEG acquisition alone, as well as acquisition of EEG and fMRI data synchronously as multimodal imaging. It includes "MR safe" electrode caps and BrainAmp MR series amplifiers – made from non magnetic materials and is dedicated for use inside the scanner bore.
Functional NIR Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
NIRS is a spectroscopic method that uses the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from about 700 nm to 2500 nm). Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), is the use of NIRS for the purpose of functional neuroimaging. Using fNIR, brain activity is measured through hemodynamic responses associated with neuron behaviour. There is no sensation of any kind from the infrared light, and it is not harmful.