Aalto NeuroImaging (ANI) Infrastructure
Advanced Magnetic Imaging Centre
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
AMI Centre was inaugurated in February 2002. Our main research tool is a 3 T whole-body MRI scanner (Magnetom Skyra, Siemens), owned by the Aalto University School of Science.
AMI Centre is an administrative subdivision of the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Aalto University School of Science, but it has independent budgetary authority. AMI Centre is part of NEUROIMAGING consortium, whose steering board comprises two members from Aalto University, two from the University of Helsinki, and two from Hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa. AMI Centre provides an innovative environment for development and promotion of new magnetic resonance imaging methods. If you would like know more about AMI Centre and research, please see the annual reports.
The laboratory locates in Otakaari 5 I, close to ANI facilities like AMI Centre and Aalto TMS. See all the relevant information and documents from the dropdown menus below.
All the ANI laboratories and some of the equipment (when used separately outside the lab) must be reserved before use. To make a reservation you need a username and password for the reservation system (anitime.aalto.fi).
A new user has to complete six steps before measurements can be done at AMI Centre. See details of these steps below.
- A new user has to pass AMI Centre's safety course, which includes a video lecture, hands-on demonstration at the scanner, and examination. The technical director organizes the safety course several times per year. The safety course and rigorous MR safety procedures has kept us free from any MRI-related medical emergencies during the eight year of operation
- A new user has an obligation to become acquainted with AMI Centre's Safety and Operations instructions.
- All studies involving human subjects, must acquire a supporting statement from appropriate ethics committee (e.g. from Aalto University, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa or University of Helsinki).
- The scientific director accepts the research permission (document page), which includes among others signature by the principal investigator, the names of people who are allowed to make reservations with this research permission, and the number of hours, which are also denoted in the financial obligation by the user.
- AMI scanner can be reserved at the internet. When reserving scanner hours, the user can also request for participation of the radiographer. Confirmation of the participation is sent by e-mail.
- Check the Measurement checklist document before your first measurement.
Please note, that if you plan to conduct measurements at the AMI Centre you must read the AMI Safety and Operation Instructions before you submit your Request to conduct research to AMI Centre's Scientific Director. If you need other services, please contact AMI core personnel.
A new user has to pass AMI Centre's safety course, which includes a video lecture, hands-on demonstration at the scanner, and examination. The technical director organizes the safety course several times per year. For more information about the safety course, please contact [email protected].
Level one safety lecture. The level one safety lecture includes the general information about the scanner and the safety precautions. The lecture requires Adobe Flash.
Level two safety lecture (password needed). The level two safety lecture is the video lecture part of the AMI Centre's safety course and has to be watch before the examination and the hands-on demonstration of the scanner. Password to watch this lecture is distributed for those attended to the safety lecture. The lecture requires Adobe Flash.