BREAKING NEWS (20200902):
Our first 3T scanner at the Purdy site was decommissioned at the end of August 2020. After over 17 years of producing high quality images and furthering the centre’s research we bid adieu on Monday August 31st 2020.
Update on Research Scanning during COVID-19 (20201020):
UBC is currently undergoing phased opening (please see UBC’s statement on research activities: UBC Research Phased Opening) and we are abiding by the UBC Research Resumption plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 3T CBH scanner is operational however there are certain limitations you need to be aware of. To schedule a scan on either of the scanners you will first need to receive approval from VCHRI to resume the non-essential project that involves MRI scans.
Current steps for project resumption approval at the 3T facility (UPDATED 20201119):
- Please email your project request to Laura Barlow (3T supervisor) for review
- Once you receive a response please email Dr. Lynn Raymond (Director of DMCBH) for approval
- Then email VCHRI to the attention of Eric Liow (Research Facilitator)
- Once approved you can book your scan on-line
- Review our scanning during COVID-19 policies for Researchers
- Share our COVID-19 scanning policies with your research participants
Please keep in mind that due to COVID regulations the maximum number of scans at either site is 6 per day. With regards to facility operations our website provides detailed information for the researchers, research coordinators, and the subjects, regarding the procedures prior to, during, and following the scans.
All research participants undergoing scans at our facilities will be required to complete pre-screening COVID-19 procedures before attending the scan and at the time of scanning, research coordinators are required to communicate this information their participants and then confirm screening protocol completion with the UBC MRI technologists. See our detailed UBC Research MRIs during COVID-19 20201112.
Please contact Laura Barlow, or Piotr Kozlowski, if you have any questions/concerns. We are really looking forward to resumption of the more or less regular scanning operations.
Please note our M10 office is currently CLOSED, all staff will be working remotely whenever possible or permissible as per UBC’s recommendation on 2020-03-17, we will be available via email, however please anticipation some delay in response. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
We have also updated our screening protocols for scanning effective immediately. Please see our booking site for details.