MRI Simulator

The MRI Simulator provides a realistic approximation of an actual MRI scanner to allow habituation and training of participants in an environment less anxiety provoking than a real scanner.  The MRI Simulator introduces the participant to the complete scanning environment permitting them to gradually become accustomed to the scanning procedure and trained to minimize movements. The simulator includes a 60 cm circular bore, realistic scanner body, mock head coil with participant view mirror, cooling fans and diffused lighting, amplified speakers with subwoofer for realistic scanner noise production and vibration, motorized participant table, MoTrak™ head motion tracking system capable of monitoring participant output based on user-defined criteria,  SimFx™ software to emulate ambient scan room noises and pulse sequences,  participant headphones   a 15” LCD video display system with 1024x768 resolution and integrated display controls, and right and left hand button response units (5 buttons each hand).