Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging

The Lucas Center houses four General Electric (GE) whole-body, human MRI scanners dedicated entirely to research. All scanners are fully equipped for FMRI.


Two GE 750 3.0T MR Systems

  • 50 mT/m peak amplitude
  • 200 T/m/s maximum slew rate
  • 32-channel RF Receive
  • one with an exablate 2000 focused ultrasound
  • One GE 750 Widebore 3.0T MR System

  • Hyperspin DNP 13C hyperpolarizer
  • GE PET insert
  • One GE 7.0T 950 MR System

  • 50 mT/m peak amplitude
  • 200 T/m/s maximum slew rate
  • 32-channel RF Receive (Nova)
  • 8-channel RF Transmit
  • MRI Scanner Scheduling at Lucas


    Electronic/RF/Construction Shop

  • Lathe/milling machine, drill press, bandsaw, spectrum analyzers, scopes, etc.
  • Clark Center Small Animal Imaging Facility

    The Clark Center houses one actively-shielded Discovery MR901 Agilent/General Electric 7T horizontal bore scanner.

  • IECO gradient drivers
  • Agilent 120mm ID shielded gradient insert (600mT/m, 1000T/m/s)
  • EXCITE2 electronics, 8-channel multi-coil RF and multinuclear capabilities and volume RF coils

  • Supporting LX11 platform

  • Isoflurane anesthesia in oxygen, and physiological monitoring of the rodent subject including ECG, pulse oximetry, respiration, and temperature feedback for core body temperature maintenance by warm airflow over the animal

  • MRI Scanner Scheduling at the Clark Center

    Porter Drive Facilities

    The Stanford School of Medicine Technology and Innovation Park is a newly established off-campus extension of research facilities dedicated to biomedical research. As part of these new laboratories, the research group of Dr. Brian Rutt oversees two laboratories, one for mechanical and 3D printing as well as phantom fabrication, and a second one for electronic circuit and coil fabrication as well as computational server space.