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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) - LARGE BORE

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's large bore MRI facilities include four whole body scanners located in Roanoke and Blacksburg.

     

Two Siemens MAGNETOM Trio 3T MRIs

The facilities include two Siemens MAGNETOM 3T scanners, one at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke and one at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg. This is a whole body 3T MR system that uses a gradient system with max amplitude of 40 mT/m at a slewrate of 200 T/m/s. This system can be used with a 12-channel head matrix or a body coil. The system is equipped for advanced, high-resolution structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI (echo planar imaging).

Two Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T MRIs

The facilities include two Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T MRIs. This state-of-the-art whole body 3T MR system uses a gradient system with max amplitude of 80 mT/m at a slewrate of 200 T/m/s and an all-digital RF system for higher SNR and improved stability.

This system can be used with the following coils:

  • 64 channel head/neck
  • 20 channel head/neck
  • Tx/Rx CP Head
  • Tx/Rx 15 channel knee
  • Loop coil
  • Spine matrix
  • Body 18

This system is equipped for advanced, high-resolution structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (echo planar imaging), and Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL).

Supplementary Equipment

  • Hitachi Multimedia Projector (back-projection)
  • Stimulus computer running NEMO (in-house stimulus program) and MATLAB with PsychToolbox
  • Current Designs 8-Button Bimanual Fiber Optic Response Pad
  • Harvard Apparatus Syringe pumps for sensory studies
  • Other equipment that must be requested includes:
    • Optoacoustics FOMRI III TM + adaptive noise cancelling system
    • Tobii eyetracker for behavioral studies

The staff provides required training, troubleshooting for equipment issues, and consumables including sanitation and cleaning supplies.

All charges are per hour

INTERNAL USERS

Internal (12990)

  • O&M Fund (230284):  $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Internal Total: $500

EXTERNAL USERS

External (12997)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Subtotal: $500

External (12920)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $0
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305
  • Subtotal $305
  • External Total: $805

To access any of the neuroimaging equipment, begin by contacting facility director Duy Phan (dqphan@vtc.vt.edu), who will:

  • Schedule and conduct required training.
  • Provide access to scheduling calendars.
  • Authorize access to the scanners once training is completed.

Scanning hours are billed on a monthly basis and are based on time reserved (including set-up and clean up) which should be accurately recorded in the Scanning Log binder. You will be invoiced on the 10th day of the month for the previous month’s scanning time. Approximately one week prior to invoicing, you will be asked to verify hours and funding numbers. You will be billed at the following rate schedule:

Account

Charge Unit

O&M Fund

230824

Equipment

Replacement Fund

230285

Total

 

Internal    12990 Hour $500 $0 $500
Total internal   $500 $0 $500
External  12997 Hour $500 $0 $500
                  12920   $0 $305 $305
Total external   $500 $305 $805

M1 Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

  • Months in Calendar: 11
  • Year of Graduation: 2025
  • Tuition: $54,653
  • Fees - billed by school: $1,429
  • Board Exams - (Projected): 0
  • Textbooks and Equipment: $970
  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Estimated): $3,628
  • Residency Interviewing Costs: 0
  • Living Expenses: $14,839
  • Transportation Expenses: $3,223
  • Personal/Misc. Expenses: $3,586
  • Loan Fees: $474
  • COA Totals: $82,802

 

M2 Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

  • Months in Calendar: 12
  • Year of Graduation: 2024
  • Tuition: $54,653
  • Fees - billed by school: $1,454
  • Board Exams - (Projected): $645
  • Textbooks and Equipment: $430
  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Estimated): $3,628
  • Residency Interviewing Costs: 0
  • Living Expenses: $16,188
  • Transportation Expenses: $3,516
  • Personal/Misc. Expenses: $3,912
  • Loan Fees: $498
  • COA Totals: $84,924

 

M3 Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

  • Months in Calendar: 12
  • Year of Graduation: 2023
  • Tuition: $54,653
  • Fees - billed by school: $1,529
  • Board Exams - (Projected): $645
  • Textbooks and Equipment: $100
  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Estimated): $3,628
  • Residency Interviewing Costs: 0
  • Living Expenses: $16,188
  • Transportation Expenses: $3,516
  • Personal/Misc. Expenses: $3,912
  • Loan Fees: $498
  • COA Totals: $84,669

 

M4 Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

  • Months in Calendar: 11
  • Year of Graduation: 2022
  • Tuition: $54,653
  • Fees - billed by school: $1,319
  • Board Exams - (Projected): 0
  • Textbooks and Equipment: $100
  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Estimated): $3,628
  • Residency Interviewing Costs: $5000 (Travel) and $678 (Residency-related Applications)
  • Living Expenses: $14,839
  • Transportation Expenses: $3,223
  • Personal/Misc. Expenses: $3,586
  • Loan Fees: $474
  • COA Totals: $87,500

MRI/PET

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

MRI/PET Extended Run

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $150
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $150
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $150
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $90
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $240

MRI/PET Contrast ml

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $57
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $57
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $57
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $34.20
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $91.20

Micro PET/CT

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

Micro PET/CT Tracer mCi

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $31
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $31
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $31
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $18.60
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $49.60

Internal Users (12990)

O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour

Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0

Total: $500/hour

External Users (12997, 12920)

O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour

Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305/hour

Total: $805/hour

MRI/PET

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

MRI/PET Extended Run

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $150
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $150
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $150
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $90
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $240

MRI/PET Contrast ml

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $57
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $57
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $57
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $34.20
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $91.20

Micro PET/CT

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

Micro PET/CT Tracer mCi

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $31
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $31
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $31
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $18.60
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $49.60

MRI/PET

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

MRI/PET Extended Run

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $150
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $150
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $150
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $90
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $240

MRI/PET Contrast ml

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $57
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $57
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $57
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $34.20
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $91.20

Micro PET/CT

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

Micro PET/CT Tracer mCi

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $31
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $31
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $31
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $18.60
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $49.60

All charges are per hour

INTERNAL USERS

Internal (12990)

  • O&M Fund (230284):  $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Internal Total: $500

EXTERNAL USERS

External (12997)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Subtotal: $500

External (12920)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $0
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305
  • Subtotal $305
  • External Total: $805

Internal Users (12990)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Total: $500/hour

External Users (12997, 12920)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305/hour
  • Total: $805/hour

Internal Users (12990)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Total: $500/hour

External Users (12997, 12920)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500/hour
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305/hour
  • Total: $805/hour

 

Options for Volume Discounts

(All customers receiving discounts must be approved in advance. Discounts are calculated based on usage for a fiscal year starting when approval granted.)

Projects <= 300 hours

Hour 1-100: $500/hr (internal), $805/hr (external)

            No charge for hours 101-300

Projects > 300 hours

Hour 1-100: $500/hr (internal), $805/hour (external)

  • No charge for hours 101-300

Hour 301-500: $500/hr (internal), $805/hr (external)

  • No charge for hours 501- up

Duy Phan coordinates MRI Safety (basic) and Advanced User training. Your group will need at least one advanced user and one basic user (or higher) trained in order to operate the scanner, as it is required that both are present at each scan. Basic training takes approximately one hour. Advanced user training is a full day course, plus additional scanning observation hours and operation hours. A final signoff occurs after the advanced user has completed the requirements.

The facility staff requests that all users assist in monitoring supply levels (linens, Cavi-wipes, earphone covers, CD/DVDs, etc.). These typically take 1-2 weeks to replenish, so please notify Duy Phan as soon as possible so that the facilities may continue to run smoothly.

Siemens MAGNETOM Prismafit 3T MRI: Room R1081, 2 Riverside Circle, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Roanoke, Virginia

Siemens MAGNETOM Prismafit 3T MRI: Room G404, 4 Riverside Circle, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Roanoke, Virginia

Siemens MAGNETOM Trio 3T MRI: Room R1082,  2 Riverside Circle, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Roanoke, Virginia

Siemens MAGNETOM Trio 3T MRI: Research Building 26, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Parking at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute: During business hours, visitors may park in designated visitor parking places at the entrance to the parking garage at 2 Riverside Circle. Visitors may also park on the 2nd - 6th floors of the parking garage located at 5 Riverside Circle. On nights and weekends, visitors may park anywhere in the 5 Riverside parking garage, as well as the surface lot and parking deck. All parking is free.

MRI/PET

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

MRI/PET Extended Run

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $150
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $150
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $150
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $90
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $240

MRI/PET Contrast ml

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $57
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $57
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $57
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $34.20
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $91.20

Micro PET/CT

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $250
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $250
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $250
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $150
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $400

Micro PET/CT Tracer mCi

  • Internal Rate O&M  230994-12990: $31
  • Internal Total (Banner Funds): $31
  • External Rate O&M  230994-12997: $31
  • External Rate OH 230994-12920: $18.60
  • External Total (Bursar’s Office): $49.60

 

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center: Research Building 26, 1341 Research Center Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia. Parking is available in adjacent surface lots.

Contacts

Facility Director
Duy Phan
dqphan@vtc.vt.edu
540-526-2034

Facility Faculty Director
Read Montague, Ph.D.
read@vtc.vt.edu
540-526-2006