A magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) was delivered to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Nov. 17 and is particularly noteworthy for the institute. For one thing, it weighs 30,000 pounds and the move-in was be dramatic. More significant, it is a critical tool for unparalleled new programs, including the Roanoke Brain Study. "The research will include a large scale worldwide analysis of the development of human brain function and decision-making," said Michael J. Friedlander, executive director of the research institute.
A second MRI will be delivered in December. They will be part of the new Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and Computational Psychiatry Unit to be directed by Read Montague, developer of the process known as hyperscanning.
Link: Video: Virginia Tech Carilion MRI Installation (MOV | 50MB)