Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

On 8 March, the Department of Psychiatry watched - with baited breath - as its new MRI Scanner was winched out of a lorry and lowered into position by crane, to take up residence in the new Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA).

Photo gallery the new ohba scanner arrives

 Highlights from the arrival of the new siemens mri

 Click through the gallery below to see the scanner swing into place.

OHBA Scanner Arrives

 

Facts: 

  • The scanner is a 3T Siemens MRI Scanner
  • The magnet was made in Eynsham, and then sent to Germany to be fitted into the scanner
  • It will do an average of 1,800 scans every year
  • It will be located in the new Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity
  • It will help our understanding of mental health across the lifespan, including dementia, bipolar disorder and developmental disorders
  • It will complement the existing MEG scanner and mirrors the MRI scanner that's recently been installed in FMRIB
  • It creates new opportunities for mental health research, accessing the world-leading neuroimaging community in Oxford

Read more about OHBA.