Queen's University
MRI Facility


A variety of equipment is available for use in MRI Experiments.  Please contact the MR Manager for more details or if you have any other questions.

Display Computer

We provide a state-of-the-art computer system with high performance processors and video cards from Nvidia (GTX 1660 and better).  Internet connection, high-quality sound card, and connected to the projector and button response box. Matlab and E-Prime are installed for running fMRI studies.  Windows and Linux operating systems are available.
If you would like to run from your own laptop, connections are available for connecting the visual display and button response to your laptop via a switchbox.


PROPixx MRI Projector & Screen

The PROPixx is a unique DLP LED projector which has been designed to be the most flexible display possible for vision research. The PROPixx features a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, and can be driven with refresh rates up to 500 Hz in RGB mode (1440 Hz greyscale) with deterministic timing.  The projector displays images on a rear projection screen that hangs in the bore.

Website: https://vpixx.com/products/propixx-mri/

  PROPixx MRI DLP Projector

Avotec SV-6011 LCD Projection System

The SV-6011 is a color LCD projection system designed for MR use.   The 6011 system accepts an XVGA input (1024x768).  Ideal for less time-sensitive studies, this projector is simple to use and displays images on a rear projection screen that hangs in the bore.

Website:  http://www.avotecinc.com/high-resolution-projector


Button Response Pads

fORP fiber-optic button boxes for interactive subject participation. We have bi-manual paddles (8 buttons total), a cylindrical button box (5 buttons), and an X-Box style game controller.  We have complementary button boxes for our mock scanner as well.

Website: http://www.curdes.com

Button Response Pads

SR-Research Eyelink 1000 Eye-tracking System

The Long Range Mount for the EyeLink 1000 system is optimized for MRI applications. The camera sits in the bore and allows for quick and accurate monocular real-time eye tracking of subjects at a rate of 500Hz.  

Website: http://www.sr-research.com/solutions_fmri.html 


Sensimetrics Sounds Systems S14

MRI-compatible audio devices and corresponding ear plugs to allow the delivery of high fidelity audio input to a participant in a MRI environment.  The Sensimetrics system is a well-established standard in the field of fMRI sound research and the choice of many MRI research facilities around the world. This high-quality audio device is required to allow the manipulation of sounds in the full spectrum of human hearing.  Some MRI parameter conditions do apply with this system.

Website: https://www.sens.com/

Sensimetrics Sound Systems S14

Etymotic Sound System E30 Insert Earphones

The ER-30 is an insert earphone for use in magnetically unfriendly environments.  These earphones are ideal for the cramped spaces of our research head coils.  These provide 30 dB of noise attenuation and allow for safe, quick, and easy delivery of audio stimuli.

Website: https://www.etymotic.com/product/er30/

ER 30 Insert Earphones

Optical Microphone

Phone-or Optical Microphone with digital and analog outputs. For auditory response or speech fMRI studies.

Website: http://www.magmedix.com

Optical Microphone

MR Compatible Eyeglasses

MR compatible interchangeable prescription eyeglass with lens inserts in Rx powers from -6 to +6.

Website: https://www.safevision.net/

MR Compatible Eyeglasses

MR Compatible Camera

A high resolution in-bore camera for the display and recording of high definition video in the MRI environment.  MRC Systems GmbH is well-established and provides many solutions for recording video in the MRI environment.

Website: https://www.mrc-systems.de/downloads/en/mri-compatible-cameras/manual_mr...

MR Compatible Camera

Physiological Monitoring & Recording

Monitoring and recording of peripheral pulse (top), ECG (middle) and respiration (bottom) through Siemens wireless physiological equipment.

Physiological Monitoring Tools

BIOPAC MP160 Physiological Monitoring & Recording System

These devices allow for the recording of the most common biometric signals at extremely high fidelity. These signals include ECG (electrocardiogram), GSR (galvanic skin response), heart rate, respiration, end-tidal CO2, Blood Pressure, and accelerations.  We have a complementary system available for our mock scanner.

Website: https://www.biopac.com/product/mp150-system-221/

BIOPAC Physiological Monitoring System