is the MRI scanner. You will lie on the table.
may ask you to use:
(upper left) so we can talk to you;
earplugs (bottom) to protect you from the loud scanner
goggles (middle) so we can show you computer pictures.
may have one or two mice (mouse on far right) so you can
respond to stimuli you see or hear.
is a subject wearing all the equipment and holding a mouse.
She is lying on the table in preparation for entering the
we have raised the table and moved the head coil (a.k.a "bird
cage") over the subject's head. Her head is stabilized
with foam pillows to help her keep still in the scanner. If
she is still, we can get nice pictures of her brain.
have made the subject as comfortable as possible by propping
her knees up with a pillow and putting a blanket over her
(the MRI room is generally cold). Now she is ready to go into
the bore of the machine.
press a button and the table and subject move into the bore
of the magnet. When we start to scan, the magnet will make
loud noises. (To hear the sound
of the scanner, click on the link. You will need speakers
or a headphone on your computer).