Human Connectome Project style diffusion available at NeuRA Imaging

Human Connectome Project style diffusion available at NeuRA Imaging

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) was a collaborative study to map connections in a healthy, human brain. The protocols used for data acquisition have recently been configured and optimised for researchers to use on the Philips Ingenia CX 3T MRI scanner at NeuRA Imaging.

The NeuRA Imaging HCP style protocol corresponding to the Young Adult HCP acquisition has an overall acquisition time of around 17 minutes, acquiring three shells (b=1000, b=2000, b=3000), with 84-directions each, at an isotropic resolution of 2mm, Multiband factor =3, SENSE = 1.5, Halfscan = 0.625, TR/TE = 4700/77 ms, with EPIC on to account for EPI induced distortions.

Our acquisition protocol which corresponds to the HCP Lifespan acquisition runs with the following parameters: two shells (b=1500, b=3000), with 98-directions each, at an isotropic resolution of 1.5mm, Multiband factor =4, SENSE = 1.2, Halfscan = 0.65, TR/TE = 4700/89.2 ms.

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