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The highest resolution MRI scan of the whole human brain

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A multidisciplinary team at Massachusetts General Hospital, including Martinos Center investigators, released to the public today an MRI scan of the human brain at 100 micron resolution. This is the highest resolution MRI scan of the whole human brain to date. The images are 1,000 times more detailed than a standard clinical MRI scan. The brain was donated by a 58-year-old woman who died of non-neurological causes. Her family provided informed consent for the research. The researchers imaged her brain for 5 days continuously on a 7 Tesla MRI scanner using custom-built coil technology. They envision that this ultra-high resolution MRI scan will have a broad range of investigational, educational, and clinical applications that will advance understanding of human brain anatomy in health and disease.


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