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UO Receives New MRI Scanner

EUGENE, Ore. — An new MRI scanner will help scientists at the University of Oregon conduct broader research.

The Siemens MEGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI scanner will be delivered to the UO’s new science building Monday morning. It will be primarily used for brain research.

The new scanner will replace a head-online scanner that was purchased in 2002. The new scanner accommodates larger subjects, the UO says, and prevents anxiety, which results in better outcomes for researchers.

Crews will install the magnet inside the Lewis Integrative Science Building. The new $65 million science facility, located on Franklin Blvd. between Onyx and Agate streets, will open in late October.

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