Additional systems (extremity MRI and one of the mobile MR units) are found on the second floor; in the Doctor's Office Building (DXA, Mammography screening and tomosynthesis clinical trials); and in the Emergency Department. Research facilities are found at the medical school, and in various locations in the medical center.
In October 2012, new facilities opened with patient reception areas, reading rooms, and MRI systems. New Siemens Skyra® wide-bore 3.0T systems replaced the mobile units. The department's expanded MRI suite includes six full-sized clinical magnets and a smaller unit for extremities imaging.
The facility will also include new reading rooms for neuroradiology and for body CT/MR. The 2nd (ground) floor will open in early 2013, as home to the new Advanced Surgery Center (ASC) for Translational Research.
The ASC is a collaborative effort by The Geisel School of Medicine and Thayer School of Engineering. The only research-dedicated facility of its kind in the country, the Center will allow both intra-operative MR and CT imaging to be performed without moving the patient. The bulk of the funding for the Advanced Surgery Center was provided through an ARRA/NIH grant obtained by Drs. Thomas Colaccio and Keith Paulsen.