Masaryk University, CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology

Multimodal and Functional Imaging Laboratory

Address

Masaryk University, CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology
Kamenice 753/5, Bohunice
625 00 Brno-město

www.ceitec.eu
mafil.ceitec.cz/en

Contacts

Head

Michal Mikl
Phone: 00420 549496099
E-mail: michal.mikl@ceitec.muni.cz

Multimodal and Functional Imaging Laboratory (MAFIL) is an open laboratory established at Masaryk University within the scope of the Central European Institute of Technology project (CEITEC). The laboratory provides
modern imaging services, particularly in the area of neuroimaging and human brain mapping, as well as imaging of other parts of human body.

MAFIL has two main components. The first one is imaging by means of MR scanners. We have two Siemens Prisma whole-body scanners with 3T magnetic induction and related accessories at our disposal. The second component is electrophysiology mainly focusing on electroencephalography (EEG), which is based on a 256-channel MR compatible scalp EEG EGI GES 400 MR.

Expertise and support provided to users

MR techniques:

- anatomical imaging with variety of contrasts (T1-, T2- weighted, separation of fat/water, magnetization transfer)

- BOLD effect imaging (functional imaging) including multiband acquisition

- imaging of diffusion of water molecules (diffusion weighted images, diffusion tensor, kurtosis) including multiband acquisition

- spectroscopic measurements (single-voxel spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging) + SemiLaser and FastMap for MRS (CMRR, Minneapolis)

- perfusion imaging

Electrophysiological techniques:

- high-density EEG (256 channels) with possible usage for simultaneous recordings in MR scanner

- standard EEG (30 channels) with possible usage for simultaneous recordings in MR scanner

- recording of electrocardiography (ECG), breathing, movement (accelerometer), skin conductance and general polygraphic signals with unipolar or bipolar electrodes (for instance EMG) – all with possibility of simultaneous measurement in MR scanner

Imaging technologies available

  • MRI: 3 T
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Other

Equipment available (technical specification)

Siemens Prisma 3T, whole-body MR scanner for imaging and multinuclear spectroscopy.

Siemens Prisma 3T, whole-body MR scanner for imaging and spectroscopy.

EGI GES 400 MR system with amplifier EGI Net Amps 400, 256 channels for EEG recordin including tDCS/tACS stimulation.

BrainProducts BrainAmp MR / BrainAmp ExG MR, 30 EEG channels, 1 EOG channel, ExG module (ECG, EMG, skin conductance, respiratory signal, movement, general bipolar electrophysiological measurements).

Equipment for rTMS with frameless stereotaxy

MR compatible tDCS/tACS system

Devices for auditory and visual stimulation, and subject response in MR scanners

Research topics directly investigated in the CF

Optimization of MRI acquisition protocols

Development and optimization of data processsing pipelines

External access to the equipment

http://mafil.ceitec.cz/en/access-modes/

Courses

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Training materials (tutorials, handbooks etc.)

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