In cooperation with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn (DZNE), our research group now has access to ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging!
Instead of using an MRI scanner with a magnetic field strength of 3 Tesla, we can now acquire data with a 7 Tesla scanner. The main advantage of this is generating images with higher spatial resolution. Moreover, the Translational Neuroimaging Lab is currently working with MRI physicists at the DZNE to pilot participants and optimize scanner sequences for given regions of interest. In many cases the origin of epilepsy could not be found with a common MRI scanner, but hopefully using the 7 Tesla scanner will give us new insights about patients with epileptic seizures. We are so excited for the results!