BREAKING NEWS (20200729):
Our Purdy (3T Achieva) will now be decommissioned at the end of August 2020. Please see the message from our director sent to users on 20200717.
COVID-19 RESEARCH UPDATE from the Director (20200630):
I would like to update you all on the MRI Centre’s operations during the UBC Phase 1 research resumption period. Both CBH and Purdy scanner are 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 your department/faculty to resume the non-essential project that involves MRI scans. For projects using the CBH facility send your approved applications to Dr. Lynn Raymond , the Director of CBH. For projects using the Purdy facility send your approved applications to myself, Piotr Kozlowski. Once the request for scanning is approved, you can book your scan on-line. 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.
For new studies be aware that the Purdy scanner will be decommissioned at the end of August 2020 (Correction 20200729), so we strongly recommend the use CBH scanner for the new studies. And of course you need the protocol approved by the Centre’s protocol committee and the CREB. As always, please contact Laura Barlow, or myself, if you have any questions/concerns. We are really looking forward to resumption of the more or less regular scanning operations.
– Dr. Piotr Kozlowski
Please see UBC’s statement on research activities here: COVID-19: CURTAILING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON UBC CAMPUSES
Please note our M10 office is currently CLOSED, all staff has been moved to Remote Work Arrangement as per UBC’s recommendation on 2020-03-17, we will be available via email, however please anticipation some delay in response as we transition to remote working. 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.